Howard Hodgkin was one of Britain’s most important painters and printmakers. Born in London in 1932, he studied at the Camberwell School of Art between 1949 and 1950, followed by the Bath Academy of Art from 1950 to 1954. He served as a trustee of both the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery, and in 1992 he was knighted for his services to the arts. He died in March 2017.
The Multiplication print 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% 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 handmade 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. We were honoured that Sir Howard chose to support Terrence Higgins Trust in this way and remain incredibly grateful to everyone at King & McGaw for their generosity and hard work in producing Multiplication.
These were created to coincide with our 30th Anniversary Auction.
- Framed to a design approved by the artist using conservation museum standards in a handmade solid oak frame 435mm x 375mm (finished size).
- Hand-pulled 16 colour silkscreen.
- Paper and image 273mm x 332mm.
- Edition of 150 signed and numbered.