1st January 2012


The Designers Guild re-release Hodgkin’s textile designs including a brand new design titled Brush.

‘Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin’ is a major exhibition in 2012 at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford of about 115 Indian paintings and drawings – almost the entirety of Hodgkin’s private collection. The collection comprises most of the main types of Indian court painting that flourished during the Mughal period (c.1550–1850), including the refined naturalistic works of the imperial Mughal court, the poetic and subtly coloured paintings of the Deccani Sultanates, the boldly drawn coloured styles of the Rajput kingdoms of Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills.

Hodgkin turns 80 and his birthday is celebrated by the Alan Cristea Gallery with a retrospective exhibition of prints. The same year he is commissioned to make a poster, Swimming, to promote Britain’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

He exhibits new prints with Alan Cristea Gallery, London, in the exhibition ‘Acquainted with the Night’.