Howard Hodgkin Palm and Window 1990–1

Artwork details

Artist
Howard Hodgkin born 1932
Title
Palm and Window
Date 1990–1
Medium Etching with hand colouring on paper
Dimensions Image: 1493 x 1210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1991
Reference
P20059
Not on display

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Palm and Window

P20059
In the early 1990s Hodgkin made a series of palm tree prints, inspired by the formal simplicity and brash immediacy of travel posters he had seen on the Paris Metro. In contrast to his earlier prints these were easy to decipher. Their simple motifs and lively exuberance brought a new directness to Hodgkin’s work. He has described these prints as ‘soothing, straightforward, uplifting and raising the spirits’.

August 2004

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