Howard Hodgkin

Clean Sheets

1979–84

Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
559 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with assistance from Evelyn, Lady Downshire's Trust Fund 1992
Reference
T06550

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One New York critic described this work as 'restful and joyful', while continuing, 'we seem to have come in at the beginning of a disquieting drama between an upright and a reclining figure.' On the content of the picture Hodgkin has stated, 'It's just the interior of a bedroom. But as someone neatly put it, it's full of Friday night thoughts.'

Gallery label, November 2000