28th March 2013

New Hodgkin print published in aid of the Terence Higgins Trust

New Hodgkin print published in aid of the Terence Higgins Trust

Howard Hodgkin has made a new print, Multiplication, in an edition of 150 to benefit the Terrence Higgins Trust, a charity which fights for better sexual health.

Printed by King and McGaw, who were also responsible for the ArtFund’s Brushstroke and the Olympic Games print, Swimming. Hodgkin’s new print Multiplication involves 16 hand-pulled colour silkscreens, using ground lightfast Phthalo Green, Transparent Yellow Iron and Red Iron Oxides, Titan Buff (Titanium Dioxide) and Carbon Black pigment inks from Golden Inks, New York. These inks were applied layer-by-layer with a final matte varnish.

The hand-torn and sponged paper is Somerset white satin 300gsm, mould-made, 100 per cent cotton, acid free and made at St Cuthbert’s Mill in Wells, Somerset. The prints are framed to a design approved by the artist using conservation museum standards in a hand made solid oak frame 435mm x 375mm (finished size). The print is float mounted with archival tape onto clay coloured conservation board, with thin oak slip, cotton core backing barrier and UV filtered acrylic glazing.

Multiplication costs £750, including the frame and is available from the Terrence Higgins Trust website: