Catalogue entry

Howard Hodgkin born 1932

P77048 Here we are in Croydon 1979

Lithograph with hand colouring 559 x 765 (22 3/8 x 30) on Moulin d'Auverge hand made paper, same size; printed and hand coloured by John Hutcheson at Petersburg Press Studio, New York and published by Petersburg Press, New York in an edition of 100
Inscribed ‘Hodgkin 79' and ‘50/100' bottom centre
Purchased from Petersburg Press (Grant-in-Aid) 1984
Exh: Howard Hodgkin: Prints 1977-1983, Tate Gallery, Sept.-Dec. 1985 (19, repr. in col.)
Lit: Pat Gilmour, ‘Howard Hodgkin', Print Collector's Newsletter, vol. 12, March-April 1981, p.3

P77048 is a lithograph from one plate with hand colouring in watercolour (a brown wash background) and gouache (a red triangle beneath the watercolour wash and a red border). The image depicts a room in Tulsa Oklahoma which Hodgkin had visited and which had been decorated, most ostentatiously, by Jean Harlow's designer husband. According to the artist the title recalls a friend's witticism on visiting the apartment for the first time. Hodgkin was not present on this occasion and the anecdote was related to him by the speaker.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, pp.387-8