Counting The Days (1979-82) by Howard Hodgkin

Counting The Days - Howard Hodgkin - 1979-82

Artwork Information

TitleCounting The Days
ArtistHoward Hodgkin
MediumOil On Wood
Dimensions21 3/4 x 25 1/4 in. (55.2 x 64.2 cm)

About Counting The Days

Howard Hodgkin’s artwork “Counting the Days” is a significant piece from his collection, created between 1979-1982. It is an oil painting on wood, featuring biomorphic forms and gestural abstractions that show a sense of depth and space in his work. The piece was previously owned by Barry Morrison and Alexander Ward, and at auction was estimated to sell for between 300,000-500,000 GBP.

Hodgkin was born in London in 1932 and was not only a painter but also an avid collector of art. He believed that communicating with the world on the level of feeling as an artist was important. This can be seen reflected in his artwork such as “Counting the Days”. The painting portrays different shades of blue combined with orange, yellow accented by strokes of white or pink. Its composition can be interpreted as life cycle or merely contrasting colors in motion.

Sotheby’s held a Contemporary Art Evening Auction featuring “Counting the Days.” Hodgkin’s exceptional work has placed him among some of the most eminent British contemporary artists. His use of color and form are standout features when looking at his style.’ Counting The Days’ isa unique masterpiece embodying his methodic approach to abstract expressionism art technique from one oof Britians great talents – Howard Hodgkin

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