2 December 2004
HODGKIN, Howard (b. 1932, artist) and Susan SONTAG (b. 1933). The Way We Live Now. London: C.H. Printing for Karsten Schubert, 1991.
4° (286 x 211mm). 6 colour-printed aquatint plates by and after Hodgkin with hand colouring, printed and coloured by Jack Shireff, 4 double-page, one folding triple-page and one folding quadruple-page, 2 of the double-page plates inserted immediately after and before the free endpapers. Original brown boards by Dieter Schulke, hand-coloured dustwrapper, original cardboard box. [With:]
H. HODGKIN. 'In Touch Checking In'. Aquatint by and after Hodgkin with hand colouring, printed and coloured by Shireff (293 x 422mm), numbered and initialled by the artist '18/50 HH', in original cardboard tube.
FIRST HODGKIN-ILLUSTRATED EDITION, LIMITED TO 243 COPIES, THIS NO. 18 OF 25 ARTIST'S PROOFS WITH A SEPARATE PRINT NUMBERED AND INITIALLED BY HODGKIN. Sontag's text (first published in The New Yorker in 1986) was one of the first stories to be written about AIDS; this edition is illustrated with five images by Hodgkin created in 1990, one of which is used twice to form inner endpapers and another of which is present printed on a separate sheet. The edition was sold to benefit the British AIDS charity CRUSAID, which in turn distributed the money to AIDS charities in Britain and the USA. Castleman A Century of Artists' Books p.198; L. Heenk Howard Hodgkin Prints (London: 2003), pp. 216-7. (2)
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