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Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Online Reading

Howard Hodgkin
Last Paintings

Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings is available for online reading from September 6 through October 5 as part of the From the Library series. Published on the occasion of his 2018 exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, the catalogue celebrates Hodgkin’s final works, many of which had never been previously published. His brushstrokes, set against wooden supports, often continue beyond the picture plane and onto the frame, breaking from traditional confines. Embracing time as a compositional element, his work is testament to his immersion in the intangibility of thoughts, feelings, and fleeting private moments. A new essay by Paul Hills is included along with a biography by Antony Peattie and poem by Stevie Smith.

Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now (London: Gagosian, 2020)

Book Launch

Visions of the Self
Rembrandt and Now

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30–8:30pm
Kenwood House, London
www.english-heritage.org.uk

In the interest of public health, this event has been postponed until further notice.

Gagosian is pleased to host a drinks reception to celebrate the release of Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now, published on the occasion of the recent eponymous exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Organized in partnership with English Heritage, the exhibition places Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665) in dialogue with self-portraits by Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, and Pablo Picasso, as well as leading contemporary artists such as Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Urs Fischer, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Giuseppe Penone, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Cindy Sherman, and Rudolf Stingel, among others. The catalogue includes an introduction by Wendy Monkhouse, senior curator at English Heritage, and a text by art historian David Freedberg. To attend the free event, RSVP to londonevents@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now (London: Gagosian, 2020)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

Tour

Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
In partnership with English Heritage

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi will lead a tour of the exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Calvocoressi will take a look at postwar and contemporary masters of self-representation, anchoring the conversation to an important Rembrandt masterpiece included in the exhibition, Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665). The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact londontours@gagosian.com.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

Artwork © Howard Hodgkin

Performance

Layla and Majnun

November 13–17, 2018
Sadler’s Wells, London
www.sadlerswells.com

In this inspired adaptation of Layla and Majnun, the ancient Persian narrative poem of star-crossed lovers, contemporary choreographer Mark Morris has collaborated with the late Howard Hodgkin, who designed the bold costumes and set, and the Silkroad Ensemble. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.sadlerswells.com.

To learn more about the collaboration read the interview with Hodgkin by Nancy Dalva in the Summer 2017 issue of Gagosian Quarterly.

Artwork © Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Visit

Mayfair Art Weekend
Howard Hodgkin Pop-up Bookshop

June 29–July 1, 2018
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
www.mayfairartweekend.com

Throughout Mayfair Art Weekend, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, will host a pop-up bookshop in conjunction with the exhibition Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings. It will feature a selection of illustrated exhibition catalogues and books on the artist. Visitors will also be able to see the exhibition through the weekend, alongside Franz West: Sisyphos Sculptures at Gagosian, Davies Street, London.


Howard Hodgkin: Last Paintings (New York: Gagosian, 2018)

Artwork © Howard Hodgkin. Photo: Mat Hayward

Performance

Layla and Majnun

October 26–29, 2017
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York
www.lincolncenter.org

This timeless story of impossible love emerges from the cultural intersections along the Silk Road. Star-crossed lovers Layla and Majnun are central characters in Persian and Arabian folklore and the subject of the first Muslim opera written more than a century ago. This inspired adaptation by choreographer Mark Morris features bold costumes and set design by the late Howard Hodgkin. Purchase tickets at www.lincolncenter.org.

Artwork © Howard Hodgkin. Photo: Mat Hayward