The Art Newspaper  -For much of his long artistic career before he died aged 84 in March last year, Howard Hodgkin was renowned as a slow painter. The tale of his rich, colourful pictures’ long journeys to completion was told in the parenthesised dates alongside his evocative titles: Sad Flowers (1979-85), Love Letter (1984-88); Snapshot (1984-93). But in recent years, as is clear in the tremendous exhibition of 32 works from the past decade at the Gagosian Gallery in Grosvenor Hill, London, the period between Hodgkin’s first mark and his final gesture was often much shorter. – read more 

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