Howard Hodgkin

I went last night to the opening of the exhibition of Howard Hodgkin’s last paintings at Gagosian, an unexpectedly moving occasion of works when he was old and increasingly infirm, but still capable of painting emotionally vivid paintings with no more than a few strokes of the brush, an impeccable colourist, summoning up mood, place and atmosphere with extreme minimalism of expression, including the paintings he was working on in India at the time of his death in March 2017.

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  1. I saw his exhibition ‘Painting India’ at the Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield last year and was bowled over by his paintings. I would have loved to buy one of the two large rugs created following his designs but they were far beyond my small pocket. An artist I didn’t really appreciate until I saw the exhibition.

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