Howard Hodgkin: Paintings 1984-2015 A Tribute, is a collaboration between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, India and Tate, London. Howard Hodgkin’s first solo exhibition in India. Two major works have been lent from Tate’s collection: Rain 1984-1989 and Come into the Garden, Maud 2000-2003. Twelve ‘Indian Waves’ gouaches on intaglio-impressed Khadi paper, part of a group of 30 works recently exhibited at Gagosian London. Six paintings on wood that Howard Hodgkin has worked on during this years stay in India. Howard Hodgkin first travelled to India in 1964. He fell in love with India, it’s landscape and people and has returned regularly and found inspiration for many of his paintings. From February 21 to April 15
…. bringing British art from the gallery into the street, for everyone to enjoy…..
The nation’s favourite British art, selected through a public vote, appearing NOW on 22,000 billboards, bus stops and poster sites across the UK ……
……. to flood our streets with art and celebrate the creative talents of the UK.
A fabulous new project, a non-commercial and charitable collaboration between Richard Reed (a co-founder of Innocent Drinks), the Art Fund, Tate, Posterscope, Vizeum, 101 Creative Agency, Easyart and Blippar.
For more information and a map of the poster sites
Art Everywhere was dreamed up by Richard Reed, the co-founder of Innocent Drinks, to bring huge reproductions of British art work to thousands of billboards and bus stops around the country.
The project is backed by the Tate, the Art Fund and the poster industry.
The two-week campaign in August will concentrate on British art from the past 500 years in public collections around the UK.
Reed thought up the idea when walking to work at Innocent through Shepherd’s Bush in London. “For one month, in one year, someone had put on one poster site a beautiful picture. It wasn’t titled and didn’t have a logo on it. I never knew why it was there but all I knew was it was a beautiful thing,” adding: “It put a bounce into my step.”
The British public will be asked to vote for their favourite 50 works after a group of art directors and creators compile a list of 100 pieces. That list will be published later this month.
Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, said: “At a time when people think about cuts it’s about opening up galleries, it’s about presenting British art to the audience that owns it – it’s all from public ownership – and reminding people these great things are in our museums and galleries and in most cases are free to see on any day of the week.”