Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017)
Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017)
Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017)
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's… Read more PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HARRY GRUBERT
HOWARD HODGKIN (1932-2017)

IMAX Cinema

Details
HOWARD HODGKIN (1932-2017)
IMAX Cinema
gouache on card
13 x 60 in. (33 x 152.4 cm.)
Executed in 1999.
Provenance
Purchased at the 2005 exhibition by Harry Grubert.
Exhibited
Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery, Works on Paper, April - May 2005.
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

When it opened in 1999, the IMAX cinema at London's Waterloo was decorated with an enormous mural by Howard Hodgkin, for which the present work is a design. This photographically enlarged mural covered the glass circular wall of the outside of the cinema, providing a striking and eye-catching image for this modern building. Built by architect Bryan Avery on the roundabout at Waterloo Place, the IMAX cinema represented an important move towards the regeneration of this area. Hodgkin's mural provided a link between mass entertainment and the high culture presented in the nearby galleries on the South Bank.
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