Bleeding

Howard Hodgkin

To the hasty glance, Hodgkin's works are purely abstract, however very often they are anything but. In Bleeding Hodgkin evokes the exuberance and inventiveness of 18th-century Indian chintz hangings, which were large enough to cover entire walls. This relationship explains the Victoria and Albert Museum's ownership of an example of this lithograph, given the many chintz hangings in the Museum's collection. Bleeding is also an interesting example of the contribution that professional printers can make to an image. Hodgkin was very particular about the hand colouring of this work and demonstrated his wishes to Cinda Sparling, who then, in the printing process, went on to contribute her own marks.

Artist
Howard Hodgkin
Title
Bleeding
Medium
Lithograph in colours (from 3 plates) with handcolouring in gouache (green wash, orange to red blend, sap green & crimson)
Date
1981-82
Sheet
91.5 x 151.7 cm: 36 1/16 x 59 11/16 in., on Velin Arches paper
Edition
From the edition of 100, initialled, dated and numbered by the artist
Publisher
Bernard Jacobson Ltd, London
Printer
Judith Solodkin & Cinda Sparling at Solo Press, New York
Literature
Heenk 67; Tate 36
Reference
CC12-12
Status
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