Cardo’s Bar (red ) by renowned British artist Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) was published 1979 Number 49 in a small edition of 50. Inscribed H H and numbered reverso121 x 153 mm, on John Kollar hand made paper, printed by Ken Farley at StPetersburg Press Studio New York. Extensively hand coloured in watercolour and overlayed with wax oil crayon. In excellent condition. Conservation mount. Part of our collection of Modern British Art.
According to the artist the image represents a ‘literal’ description of the scene at Cardo’s bar which Hodgkin visited in Oklahoma, USA .The pronounced use of a coloured border appears as a window frame onto a furnished interior with a curved bar to the left and human activity to the right. A stunning piece and an example of Howard Hodgkin’s exploration of the duplication of identical images, printed from the same copper plate as Cardo’s bar Black. Copies of this are in The Tate, London and The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Floated on original conservation mount and outer conservation mount..