Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. It celebrates the final works of one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary painters.
Hodgkin composed powerful, expressive works that, while nominally abstract, bring representation, gesture, and affect into urgent relation. Last Paintings, which was presented in accordance with the late artist’s wishes, includes the final six paintings that he completed in India prior to his death in March 2017, five of which were exhibited for the first time. It also includes more than twenty other paintings, never before exhibited in Europe.
The publication features an essay by Paul Hills, along with a biography by Antony Peattie and poem by Stevie Smith.