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    Sale 2169

    Post War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 352

    Howard Hodgkin (b. 1932)

    Deep Purple

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    Howard Hodgkin (b. 1932)
    Deep Purple
    signed twice, titled and dated 'Howard Hodgkin 2002 DEEP PURPLE' (on the reverse)
    oil on panel and artist's frame
    17 x 21 in. (43.1 x 53.3 cm.)
    Painted in 2002.

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    When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls
    And the stars begin to flicker in the sky
    Through the mist of a memory you wander back to me
    Breathing my name with a sigh
    In the still of the night once again I hold you tight
    Though you're gone, your love lives on when moonlight beams
    And as long as my heart will beat, lover we'll always meet
    Here deep in my purple dreams
    Here deep in my purple dreams


    Private collection, St. Louis