Howard Hodgkin Dinner at West Hill 1964–6

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Howard Hodgkin born 1932
Dinner at West Hill
Date 1964–6
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1067 x 1270 mm
frame: 1123 x 1327 x 70 mm
Acquisition Presented by Eliot Hodgkin 1969
On loan to Mascalls Gallery (Paddock Wood, UK)

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This painting commemorates a dinner party given in March 1964 by the painter Bernard Cohen and his wife Jeanie. Hodgkin later recalled, 'I had to contend with a nervous and glittering evening in a green and white room full of small B. Cohens on the wall'. Some of the marks in this picture derive from the forms in Cohen's paintings. The white line both represents the edge of the table and reiterates the flatness of the picture plane.

August 2004

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