Hodgkin in his own words: Transcriptions of interviews with the artist. Learn from the critics’ insights.
In continuing the tradition of inviting a person eminent in the arts to select their favourite objects in the V&A, it seemed appropriate this year to ask an artist to cast his critical eye over the collections. It is hoped that the shift in perspective might be an interesting one, following as it does the […]
1st January 1986
Jack Shirreff, Howard Hodgkin’s master printer at 107 Workshop, Wiltshire, is retiring. He sold 40 of his printer’s proofs of works on which they collaborated over the last 24 years at Christie’s South Kensingon on 14 September 2010. Alexandra Gill, Head of Prints at Christie’s South Kensington, interviews Howard Hodgkin.
Studio International, 14th March 1985
Exhibition: Turner Prize display, 1985
Time Literary Supplement, 1980
The original typescript of Hodgkin’s review of Lawrence Gowing’s Matisse, which was printed in an edited form in The Times Literary Supplement in 1980.
The William Townsend Memorial Lecture, given by Howard Hodgkin at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, on 15 December 1981. An edited transcript from a tape recording was published in the Burlington Magazine, 7th September 1982
I have often said, in the way one does, when asked the question, ‘When did you first want to be an artist?’ ‘Well, I’ve wanted to be a painter since the age of five.’ When thinking about what I was going to say, I wondered why I particularly chose that date, other than the fact […]
Time, 14th June 1982
Exhibition: Knoedler Gallery, 1982
Recorded for the Landseer/Arts Council ﬁlm, ‘Howard Hodgkin’ (1982), This version was edited in collaboration with the artist, and appeared in the catalogue published by the Whitechapel Gallery in 1984, in connection with the touring exhibition organised by the British Council, ‘Howard Hodgkin: Forty Paintings, 1973-84’, which began at the Venice Biennale and toured to the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
Hodgkin's "notes" from the catalogue to the exhibition of his Indian Leaves series at the Tate Gallery, published by Petersburg Press, 1982
I’d been to India many times. In 1978 I was invited by the Sarabai family to work there. They’re a family of mill owners, who live in a Le Corbusier house in the middle of a Douanier Rousseau garden, surrounded by a high wire fence, in the middle of Ahmedabad. On my first day I […]
Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 1, ‘Art in Oxford’, 1978
Oxford’s artist in residence scheme began in 1975, funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain in partnership with a college and it was operated in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art, now Modern Art Oxford. Hodgkin was attached to Brasenose College 1976-1977.
16th November 1976
A report written by Bernard Richards, Fellow in English at Brasenose College, Oxford, from 1972 to 1996, describing Hodgkin at work in his studio in Shoe Lane, Oxford on 16th November 1976 whilst he was artist in residency at Brasenose.
Unknown, 14th June 1976
Exhibition: Aberdeen Art Gallery, 1976
The following text is transcribed from a leaflet accompanying Hodgkin’s 1976 prints exhibition at Modern Art Oxford Howard Hodgkin has said that he particularly likes this text about his printmaking, 1st January 1976
The following text is transcribed from a leaflet accompanying Hodgkin’s 1976 prints exhibition at Modern Art Oxford.
Howard Hodgkin has said that he particularly likes this text about his printmaking.