Works on Paper
The poster is sold by the London 2012 shop in an initial edition of 50,000.
The print is sold by Counter Editions in a run of 350.
“The image is meant to enable the LISTENING spectator to feel
that they can go wherever they want—that their imagination can have
total freedom, as if they were at a great concert.”
Michael Auping, chief curator at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, commented, “The stage in its broadest sense has always been the subject of
Hodgkin’s paintings, whether it be a dining room and the social
interaction that takes place at an intimate dinner party, or a concert
at Royal Albert Hall. The Van Cliburn watercolor is a classic Hodgkin
presentation of the threading together of the visual and psychological
energy at the latter. Two dark, curtain-like planes flank
the left and right sides of the image, creating a moody proscenium
effect. There are no figures yet on the stage. To
my mind, he is presenting the moment before the performer arrives, when
the stage, indeed the entire hall, is quietly electric with the emotion
Designs the MOMART Christmas/New Year object: 'blue skies, nothing but blue skies', a lithograph in blue crumpled up and contained in a blue cardboard box.
Designs backcloth for Mark Morris Dance Group’s Kolam, to music by Zakir Hussein and Ethan Iverson, first performed at Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California.
Aldeburgh Festival stages an exhibition of H’s designs for the stage, in an installation curated by Patrick Kinmonth. The catalogue is edited by John-Paul Stonard. http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Hodgkin-Designs-John-Paul-Stonard/dp/094756487X/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272454921&sr=1-7
Designs MOMART’s Christmas ‘card’, ‘blue skies, nothing but blue skies’, a blue box filled with crumpled blue paper.
Paints an image for the Royal Mail, used on the 64p millennium stamp.
Designs backcloth for Holst’s opera Savitri, staged in the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. It is reused at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2002.
Designs a mural for the multi-faceted front of the new British Council headquarters in New Delhi, architect Charles Correa. It evokes the shadows cast by a tree and is executed in black stone and white marble.
Designs a silk scarf for Marion Boulton Stroud’s Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shown there in New Dimensions: Artists Design Scarves, 26 November 26, 1991 - January 4, 1992, curated by Dilys Blum, Philadelphia Museum of Art Curator of Costume and Textiles. http://www.fabricworkshop.org/
Illustrates Susan Sontag's short story The Way We Live Now, first published in The New Yorker in 1986. The book was published by Karsten Schubert and all proceeds were given to AIDS charities in the UK and USA.
Luciana Martinez de la Rosa invites H to contribute a design to her Artplate series, along with Trojan, Barry Flanagan, Patrick Caulfield and others. http://www.victorwatts.com/Watts Cooking/Artist's Plates