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Howard Hodgkin: Absent FriendsThe National Portrait Gallery presents Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, the first exhibition of portraits by the leading British artist. Hodgkin's paintings are not related to what his subject looks like and instead focus on feelings, making it a landmark moment for the gallery as it will be the first time an exhibition of portraits hosted there will include paintings that are completely abstract. Characterised by colour, complex illusionistic space and sensuous brushwork, the principal concern of Hodgkin's art is to evoke a human presence. This exhibition will display portraits of Peter Blake, Gillian Wise, Patrick Caulfield, David Hockney, Philip King and R B Kitaj as well as more intimate portraits with lovers from the 1970s.

 

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Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends  Going for a Walk with Andrew by Howard Hodgkin, 1995-98 (c) Howard Hodgkin  

   
Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends - Going for a Walk with Andrew by Howard Hodgkin, 1995-98 (c) Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends Going for a Walk with Andrew by Howard Hodgkin, 1995-98 (c) Howard Hodgkin 


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