Alexander Street is an artwork created by Howard Hodgkin in 1978 as a lithograph from three zinc plates. The print was produced in emerald green, red brown, and grey with hand coloring. It is part of a limited edition set with 58/90 copies, making it a rare piece for collectors.
The dimension of the lithograph measures at 13 2/5 × 24 1/10 inches. What makes Alexander Street unique is the gestural applications of the paintbrushes used on wooden panel supports. After creating this initial lithograph, Hodgkin decided to use wood to create more textured paintings that gave his work a lively quality.
In terms of value, the lithograph with hand coloring in watercolor was estimated to be worth £800-£1,200. However, as an artist’s work gains popularity or prestige through galleries or museums recognizing them, original pieces can multiply exponentially in their value.
Overall, Alexander Street showcases Hodgkin’s talent in carefully blending colors and textures to create a bold composition that captures the movement and energy of street scenes he witnessed during his travels.