Imagine: A Picture of the Painter Howard Hodgkin

A film in Alan Yentob’s BBC TV series, ‘Imagine’, directed and produced by Roger Parsons, shown at the time of Hodgkin’s retrospective at Tate Britain (2006).

Alan Yentob presents a profile of painter Howard Hodgkin. Despite being one of Britain’s most successful living artists, he doesn’t like talking about his work and no one has seen him paint for over 20 years. With a major retrospective coming up at Tate Britain, he travels with Yentob to India, which has been described as his emotional lifeline. They seek out some of the great monuments of the Mogul empire, visit Hodgkin’s huge mural in New Delhi, and go in search of the perfect Bombay sunset.‚Äč