Howard Hodgkin Souvenir 1981

Artwork details

Artist
Howard Hodgkin born 1932
Title
Souvenir
Date 1981
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 1143 x 1397 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
P07617
Not on display

Display caption

Souvenir
P07617
As with so many of Hodgkin’s prints Souvenir is hard to decipher. Beneath the dots and dabs lies an interior scene. On the left is a figure, elsewhere there is a window and a chest or table. Hodgkin's aim is to translate moments and places into a pictorial language that evokes them, rather than one that records precisely their physical detail.


Unusually this print does not exist in a colour version. Normally Hodgkin begins with the coloured versions and ends with a monochrome one, which he considers to be the clearest manifestation of the image.

August 2004

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