Howard Hodgkin

Moroccan Door

1990–1

Artist
Howard Hodgkin 1932–2017
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
Image: 768 x 1140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1991
Reference
P20060

Not on display

Display caption

Hodgkin studied at the Camberwell School of Art and then at the Bath Academy of Art, where he later taught. He received a knighthood in 1992.Moroccan Door was inspired by a trip Hodgkin made to Morocco in 1988. He said that the large scale and legibility of the work were also inspired by the enormous travel posters in the Paris Metro which he saw as a student in the late 1950s. The printed image has been augmented with hand-coloured marks, applied by a studio assistant.

Gallery label, August 2004

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