on 5 July 1998
This well illustrated and multifaceted book is an important addition to any library. If only for Marla Price's catalogue raisonne a very valuble addition not in other publications about this important artist. I found the exchange of letters from Hodgkin to John Elderfield insightfull and full of the sort of detail on techniques hard to find elsewhere.
Michael Auping has written a compassionate opening essay on this sensitive man and the development of his work.
Susan Sontag writes about Hodgkin and art after modernism,with a wry and wonderfull humour.
All of these writings are punctuated with marvellous colour plates.
This book is a must.
Gillian Solomon. END