Howard Hodgkin A Storm 1977

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Artist
Title
A Storm
Date 1977
Medium Gouache and lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 517 x 613 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
P77045
Not on display

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A Storm
P77045
Hodgkin has often incorporated borders into his prints. In this print the black cloud of ink bursts through the blue border and reaches to the edge of the sheet. This dramatic transgression evokes the elemental force of a storm.

This print was made after a trip to Oklahoma in the US. The motif itself is taken indirectly from a painting by the American artist Thomas Hart Benton.

September 2004

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