22 Feb-7 May 2006. The Irish Museum of Modern Art hosts this major retrospective of one of Britains leading post-war artists, Sir Howard Hodgkin. The exhibition, which has been assembled by Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, and Enrique Juncosa, director of IMMA, brings together over 50 key works from the 1960s to the present day highlighting the qualities that have made Hodgkins paintings so popular: his unusual use of colour, his characteristic blurring of the distinction between representation and abstraction and his ability to evoke emotions and events. The artist himself will be present, in conversation with Enrique Juncosa, on 21 Feb in the exhibition space. An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition with specially selected existing texts by Bruce Chatwin, James Fenton, Julian Barnes, William Boyd and Alan Hollinghurst, as well as new texts by Irish novelist Colm Tibn and Juncosa. Price 21.95. Admission to the exhibition and to the discussion is free. Tues-Sat 10.00-17.30, Weds 10.30-17.30, Sun and bank holidays 12.00-17.30. 14 April closed.
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Howard Hodgkin at IMMA.
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