Title: HOWARD HODGKIN: ALEXANDER STREET: THE ...
Publisher: London, England: Howard Hodgkin Studio, 1978
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 1 pages. Published in 1978. Rare Howard Hodgkin collectible work of art. "Alexander Street" Original Lithograph, signed, numbered, and dated by Howard Hodgkin. Professionally cloth-matted and vintage brass-framed at the time of publication in 1978. Full frame size is 30 X 20 inches. It comes with a fine copy of "Howard Hodgkin Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne" First Hardcover Edition/First Printing. The latter reproduces the lithograph on Page 75 as Catalogue Raisonne #44. Text description follows: "Lithograph from three zinc plates printed in emerald green, red brown, and grey with hand colouring in yellow watercolour and red gouache. On Velin Arches mould-made paper (300 gsm). Signed and dated 78 in pencil, lower centre. Numbered in pencil, lower left. Edition of 90, with an unrecorded number of artist's proofs, trial proofs, and working proofs. Printed and hand-coloured by Alan Cox and Don Bessant at Sky Editions London. Published by Bernard Jacobson Ltd London 1978. Image and sheet: 340 X 612 mm (13.25 X 24.18 inches) " ("Howard Hodgkin Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne"). "Enthusiasm for Howard Hodgkin among art critics, historians, art collectors, and the general public has never been greater. He stands confirmed as a Master of the hesitant, truant nature of life and emotion, an artist whose great achievement is to have created equivalents in art for the textures of memory itself" (Publisher's blurb). "Our greatest colorist since Matisse" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" work of art for Howard Hodgkin collectors. This "Alexander Street" original lithograph is Number 67/90, very neatly and discreetly indicated as such in pencil on recto (lower left), and very neatly, discreetly, and beautifully signed and dated in pencil on recto (lower center) by the artist: "Hodgkin 78". As far as we know, this is the only such print available online, is elegantly cloth-matted and brass-framed, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare editioned and signed print thus. 1 original lithograph. The greatest British abstract artist of our time. A fine collectible print. (SEE ALSO OTHER HOWARD HODGKIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 19983
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