Essays, articles and books. 1959 – present.
‘Tate chance’ [letter from Robyn Denny, Adrian Heath, Patrick Heron, HH, F E McWilliam & William Scott, occasioned by Sir John Rothenstein’s retirement as Director of the Tate Gallery, urging the appointment of an artist as his successor], in The Sunday Times, 10 May 1964; repr. in Towards another picture, 1977 (c.f.).
[reply to questionnaire appended to article by Norman Blamey, ‘The function of drawing’], in Monad 1: a magazine about painting (publ. by Chelsea Art School Students Union), Summer 1964, vol.1 no.1, pp.27-34 (ref. p.29, illus. on p.31).
[statement], in Jasia Reichardt (ed.): ‘On figuration and the narrative in art: statements by Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Hughes, Patrick Procktor, and Norman Toynton’ [based on session at Institute of Contemporary Arts, ‘Aspects of figuration and the narrative’, 8 Mar. 1966, chaired by Robert Hughes], in Studio International, Sept. 1966, vol.172 no.881, pp.140-144 (ref. p.140); section repr. in Towards another picture, 1977 (c.f.).
‘The relevance of Matisse: a discussion between Andrew Forge, Howard Hodgkin and Philip King’, in Studio International, July-Aug. 1968, vol.176 no.902, pp.9-17.
[untitled text in French], in Patrick Caulfield, Howard Hodgkin, Michael Moon. Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1972 (catalogue of exhibition 21 Mar. – 15 Apr. 1972); on loose sheet.
* A recorded talk on his paintings: Indian views, screenprints and lithographs. London: British Council, 1976 (pamphlet publ. Nov. 1976); section repr. in Towards another picture, 1977 (q.v.).
[texts reprinted from 1964 letter to Sunday Times, 1966 Studio International discussion, & 1976 British Council pamphlet], in (ed.) Andrew Brighton and Lynda Morris : Towards another picture: an anthology of writings by artists working in Britain 1945-77. Nottingham: Midland Group, 1977, pp.76-77, 96.
‘An artist in residence’ [account of HH’s residency at Brasenose College, 1976-1977], in Oxford Art Journal, Oct. 1978, no.1: Art in Oxford, pp.36-37.
[introduction] to The artist’s eye: an exhibition selected by Howard Hodgkin at the National Gallery. London: National Gallery, 1979 (catalogue of exhibition 20 June – 19 Aug. 1979), p.3; also commentaries on the 14 selected works.
‘Peter Blake and Howard Hodgkin in California’ [extracts from HH’s diary of a trip to California with Blake in Oct. 1979, staying with David Hockney, & 2 drawings; also 4 drawings by Peter Blake], in Ambit, 1980, no.83, pp.3-11 (ref. pp.3-7, 11)
‘The solipsist in his studio’ [review of ‘Matisse’ by Lawrence Gowing, Thames and Hudson 1979], in Times Literary Supplement, 21 Mar. 1980, no.4017, p.330.
‘Introduction’ to Paintings by E. Box [= Eden Fleming, 1920 (?)-1988]: a retrospective exhibition, including the artist’s most recent work. London: David Carritt Limited, 1981 (catalogue of exhibition 23 Apr. – 15 May 1981); p..
‘Artist’s notes’, in Howard Hodgkin: Indian leaves, with a portrait of the artist by Bruce Chatwin; London, New York: Petersburg Press, 1982, pp.51-53.
‘Foreword’, in Six Indian painters: Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, M.F. Husain, K.G. Subramanian, Bhupen Khakhar; London: Tate Gallery, 1982 (catalogue of exhibition, 7 Apr. – 23 May 1982), p.8.
‘How to be an artist’ [edited version of The William Townsend Memorial Lecture, given at Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, on 15th Dec. 1981], in The Burlington Magazine, Sept. 1982, vol.124 no.954, cover & pp.552-554.
‘An introduction to the exhibition’ and 38 of the 52 catalogue notes, in Indian drawing: an exhibition chosen by Howard Hodgkin, introduction by Terence McInerney; London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1983 (catalogue of exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London, 10 Feb. – 17 Apr. 1983, then travelling), pp.v-vi & unpaginated catalogue entries signed ‘HH’.
‘Howard Hodgkin and Patrick Caulfield in conversation’, in Art Monthly, July-Aug. 1984, no.78, pp.1, 4-6.
* ‘On and off the wall’, in The Observer, 3 July 1988, p.43.
‘Notes on the collection’, in Andrew Topsfield, Milo Cleveland Beach: Indian paintingsand drawings from the collection of Howard Hodgkin; New York: Thames and Hudson, 1991, pp.9-11; repr. 1992 (Thames and Hudson, London) & 1994 (British Museum Press).
‘About my collection’ [of Indian paintings & drawings], in Asian Art, Fall 1991, vol.6 no.4, pp.8-27; incl. excerpt from ‘A portrait of the artist’ by Bruce Chatwin, in Indian leaves, with a portrait of the artist by Bruce Chatwin, London, New York: Petersburg Press, 1982, pp.5-17; republ. as ‘Howard Hodgkin’ in Bruce Chatwin: What am I doing here, London: Jonathan Cape, 1985, pp.70-78.
‘On collecting Indian painting’, in Ashmolean, Winter 1992, no.23, pp.9-15.
‘Arboreal architecture’ [on his mural for the facade of Charles Correa’s British Council offices in New Delhi], in Design Quarterly, Winter 1993, no.158, pp.14-15.
‘Artist’s statements’ [selection of 13 statements and texts dating from 1984-1993], in Andrew Graham-Dixon: Howard Hodgkin; London: Thames and Hudson, 1994, pp.178-179; expanded version in revised ed, 2001, pp.214-217.
‘A London view’, in Granta 65: London: the lives of the city, Spring 1999, pp.112-113.
The Indian Portrait 1560-1860, edited by Rosemary Crill and Kapil Jariwala Contributions by J.P. Losty, Robert Skelton and Susan Stronge, National Portrait Gallery, London ISBN: 978 1 85514 409 5
Hodgkin, Howard, Q and A, ‘Weekend’, The Guardian, 10 January
Howard Hodgkin: Seven New Paintings, Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin, London: Gagosian Gallery
Hollinghurst, Alan, Seamus Heaney and poems by Philip Larkin. Howard Hodgkin. Germany: Cantz.
Gayford, Martin, “Hodgkin’s Abstracts.” www.bloomberg.com, 12 April. Wright, Karen. “The later, greater Howard Hodgkin.” Telegraph Review, 5 April.
Jackie. “With a song in his art.”TheFinancial Times, 5 April.
Teerman, Tim. “The colourful life of Howard Hodgkin.” www.timesonline.com, March.
Hollinghurst, Alan. “Orgy of Color.” The Guardian, March. Artist’s Studios. “Howard Hodgkin.” The Guardian, 26 April.
The Art Fund Helps Buy Hodgkin. “Masterpiece for Bath.” Artdaily.org, September.
Eyre, Hermione. “ If you don’t think philosophy can make you happy, you haven’t read Seneca.” The Independent, 3 September.
Howard Hodgkin, Paintings 1992-2007, Richard Morphet and Anthony Lane, Julia Marciari Alexander and David Scrase, Yale Centre for British Art and Fitzwilliam Museum.
Patrick. “Memory’s Residue.” Art In America, October
Carlson, Ben. Review: Howard Hodgkin at the Yale Center For British Art. Modern Painters, May. Glover, Michael. “The Old Masters.” The Independent, 13 April.
Kimmelman, Michael. “Blasts Of Color, Evoking Memories.” The New York Times, 16 February
Eagan, Matt. “Explosion of Emotion.” Hartford Courant, 2 February.
Howard Hodgkin. “Prints at Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal.” www.24 Hour Museum.com 23 March.
“Mozart Dances.” The Times, London, 6 July.
Brown, Ismene. “Mark Morris Frolicking with Mozart.” The Telegraph, 6 July
Howard Hodgkin: Indian leaves, with a portrait of the artist by Bruce Chatwin. London, New York: Petersburg Press, 1982; 56p, 36 col. Illus.; texts by Bruce Chatwin, A portrait of the artist, pp.5-17 (reprinted as ‘Howard Hodgkin: Indian leaves’ in Writers on Howard Hodgkin, 2006, pp.57-67), & by HH, Artist’s notes, pp.51-53; ISBN: 0902825143. Andrew Graham-Dixon: Howard Hodgkin. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994; 192p, 114 illus. (96 col.); biog., exhibs., bibl.; incl. selection of Artist’s statements, pp.178-179; ISBN: 0500277699. Michael Auping, John Elderfield, Susan Sontag, with a catalogue raisonné by Maria Price: Howard Hodgkin paintings. London: Thames and Hudson, in association with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, 1995; 216p, 354 illus (81 col.); published on the occasion of exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf; & Hayward Gallery, London; biog., exhibs., bibl.; text by Michael Auping, The long view, pp.9-32; text of correspondence between John Elderfield & the artist, An exchange, pp.65-80; text by Susan Sontag, About Hodgkin, pp.105-112 (repr. in Susan Sontag: Where the stress falls: essays. London: Jonathan Cape, 2002, pp.151-160); Catalogue raisonné of oil paintings, compiled by Maria Price, pp.137-200; ISBN: 0500092567. Andrew Graham-Dixon: Howard Hodgkin. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001 (revised and expanded edition); 232p, 143 illus (121 col.); biog., exhibs., bibl.; incl. expanded selection of Artist’s statements, pp.214-217; ISBN: 0500092982. Liesbeth Heenk: Howard Hodgkin Prints: a catalogue raisonné. London: Thames and Hudson, 2003; 240p, 209 illus (83 col.); biog., exhibs., bibl.; introd. by Nan Rosenthal, ‘To make the most of an image …’, pp.7-24; interview, A conversation with Howard Hodgkin, pp.125-151; ISBN: 0500093091 (paperback edition, Howard Hodgkin: the complete prints, 2006; ISBN: 0500284393). Enrique Juncosa (editor): Writers on Howard Hodgkin. Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art; London: Tate Publishing, 2006; contents: Enrique Juncosa: ‘Foreword’ & ‘Angkor Wat’, pp.6-9, pp.11-23; Colm Toíbín: ‘Howard Hodgkin’, pp.37-56; Bruce Chatwin: ‘Howard Hodgkin: Indian leaves’, pp.56-67 (previously publ. as ‘A portrait of the artist’ in Howard Hodgkin: Indian leaves, Petersburg Press, 1982, pp.5-17); James Fenton: ‘Remembering the Aurochs’, pp.69-81 (previously publ. in Howard Hodgkin, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1999-2000, pp.7-15), and ‘In Paris with you’, pp.83-85 (previously publ. in Out of Danger, Penguin Books, 1994); Susan Sontag: ‘About Hodgkin’, pp.97-109 (previously publ. in Howard Hodgkin paintings, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Thames & Hudson, 1995, pp.105-112); Bruce Bernard: ‘Paintings 1975-1996, pp.111-117 (previously publ. in Howard Hodgkin: paintings 1975-1996, Hayward Gallery, 1996-1997); William Boyd: ‘Abstract with memories’, pp.119-130 (previously publ. in Modern Painters, Spring 1996, vol.9 no.2, pp.36-39); Julian Barnes: ‘Words for H.H.’, pp.144-154 (previously publ. in Howard Hodgkin, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2003, pp.99-100); Anthony Lane: ‘True colors: Howard Hodgkin returns to New York’, pp.155-162 (previously publ. in The New Yorker, 24 Nov. 2003); Alan Hollinghurst: ‘Howard Hodgkin’, pp.163-170 (previously publ.in Modern Painters, Spring 2004, vol.17 no.1, pp.116-118); chronology, pp.185-199; ISBN: 1854376748. Marla Price:
“Lack of funds threatens the success of Tate Modern.” Evening Standard, 6 May.
Rosenblum, Robert. “A trumpet blast for Howard Hodgkin, the ‘painter laureate’.” The Art Newspaper, December.
Collings, Mathew. “Help The Lazy.” Modern Painters, September.
“Hodgkin: A life in colour.” THE JOURNAL(Newcastle), Jun 27, p. 34.
2006Hensher, Philip. “He’s made splodges beautiful.” The Mail on Sunday, 25 June.
“The weasel Christopher Hirst.” The Independent, 24 June.
Sewell, Brian. “Hodgkin’s worst enemy? It turns out to be colour. “ The Evening Standard, 16 June.
Blacker, Terence. “When art slides into smug mockery.” The Independent, 16 June.
Güner, Fisun. “Not for every palette.” MetroLife, 14 June, p. 27.
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel. “A colorful case of overkill.” The Times(London), 13 June.
Dorment, Richard. “The late blooming of a master.” The Daily Telegraph, 13 June.
Searle, Adrian. “Quick, fetch a mop.” The Guardian, 13 June.
Brown, Mark. “Tate Tribute, Hodgkin On Show.” The Guardian, 13 June.
Gayford, Martin. “Diary of an evolution.” Telegraph Magazine, 3 June.
Litt, Toby. “Talking in colour.” Modern Painters, June.
Cooke, Rachel. “True Colours’, Observer, 26 May
Tóbín, Colm. “I Hate Painting.” The Guardian, 13 May
Preview: Howard Hodgkin at the Tate Modern. The Observer, 16 April.
Preview: Howard Hodgkin at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Artforum, February.
“The Colour Co-Ordinator.” The Irish Times, 25 February
Foley, Catherine. “Imma shows its true colours.” The Irish Times, 28 January.
David Acton: ‘Howard Hodgkin prints: a catalogue raisonné’ [review of monograph by Heenk], in Burlington Magazine, Mar. 2005, vol.147 no.1224, pp.192-194. “Two Eyes for Colour.” Bath Chronicle, 12 August
Contemporary voices: works from the UBS Art Collection (1 work). Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 Feb. – 25 Apr. 2005; incl. interview with HH by Ann Temkin, pp.66-75. Phew! What a scorcher …: Summer exhibition (1 work). Archeus Fine Art, London, 9 Aug. – 17 Sept. 2005.