Howard Hodgkin – Where the Sky Meets the Sea – Print Available
Howard Hodgkin “Where the Sky Meets the Sea”
Etching with carborundum
First sheet 37.5cm x 50cm
Second sheet 37.5cm x 38cm
First Limited edition of 30 prints
The National Portrait Gallery/Hepworth Gallery Wakefield worked very closely over the last two years with Howard on an exhibition of his portraits – the first ever to be devoted to this overlooked aspect of his work – and one that he was so keen to see happen. Howard’s collaboration, commitment and warm encouragement throughout have been an inspiration. They are indebted to Howard for making it possible and hope that the exhibition will be a fitting tribute to his life and work. Howard was unstintingly generous with both his time and his talent throughout the exhibition process and the National Portrait Gallery are honoured that he painted what became one of his final paintings especially for them to sell as a limited edition print.
Sadly, Howard was taken ill on the day he was due to sign the prints. However, his estate and Gallery have kindly authorised the completion of the print which will be specially stamped with Howard’s signature and presented with a certificate of authenticity.