Howard Hodgkin : Absent Friends
'The NPG's exhibition of Hodgkin's paintings, which are memories of people, though not quite portraits, is a rare show that transforms how we look at a familiar, loved artist. The glossy catalogue is a perfect accompaniment, and also stands alone as a record of many of Hodgkin's best pictures' - The FT
This book accompanies the first exhibition to on portraits by Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017), one of Britain’s greatest artists.
Comprising key works from a range of international public and private collections, it traces the evolution of the artist's visual language and his engagement with a range of friends and others within the artist's circle. Exhibition curator Paul Moorhouse provides a compelling introduction to Hodgkin's portraits, his subjects, working methods, the role of memory, and his distinctive approach to representing people.
Peter Blake, Stephen Buckley, Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Philip King, R.B. Kitaj and Richard Smith are among the many leading artists portrayed. The book also contains a fully illustrated chronology and commentaries on individual work.
- Author: Paul Moorhouse
- Hardcover: 216 pages
- Date published: March 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1855147553
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 28.0 cm
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