Howard Hodgkin Prints
Liesbeth HeenkISBN: 0500093091;
Book DescriptionAn internationally acclaimed painter, Howard Hodgkin is also a major and highly original maker of prints. This is the first ever comprehensive survey and catalogue raisonne of Hodgkin's prints?more than 140 works made since 1953. An interview with the artist reveals his attitudes toward printmaking as an altogether different process from painting: neither medium is used to imitate the other, nor do they reflect on each other. Compared to the rich, condensed intensity of thepaintings, his prints have a broad, expansive quality. Hodgkin's working methods are also discussed. He never collaborates in the actual printing process himself, but gives very detailed instructions: his interest is primarily in the decisions that lead to the production of a mark, not in the act of making that mark. Essays by Liesbeth Heenk, a print expert who works for Sotheby's in Holland and Nan Rosenthal, Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, shed light on the...
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