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Black Monsoon

Artist:
Howard Hodgkin (British, London 1932–2017 London)
Date:
1987–88
Medium:
Lithograph with pochoir hand-coloring in gouache
Dimensions:
42 1/4 x 53 1/8 in. (107.3 x 134.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.467.3
Not on view
Black Monsoon is one of the final two prints that Hodgkin produced with Judith Solodkin, the master lithographer of Solo Press in New York City, where Hodgkin had editioned many works over the previous ten years. A new looseness and freedom in Hodgkin's technique is visible in the deep black splatters and puddles of pigment in this print, whose murky depths presage the larger spills and sweeps of the Venetian Views (also on view here).
Inscription: (L.C.): AP 10 HH 88
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Howard Hodgkin: Prints from the Collection, 1987-2002," July 13, 2010–February 2, 2011, no catalogue.

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