Howard Hodgkin, for bernard jacobson, 1979, Lithograph with hand colouring, Edition of 80, 105 x 149.9 cms (41 1/3 x 59 ins)

Howard Hodgkin, for bernard jacobson, 1979, Lithograph with hand colouring, Edition of 80, 105 x 149.9 cms (41 1/3 x 59 ins)

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Including works by
Ivor Abrahams, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Robyn Denny, Joe Goode, Howard Hodgkin, Leon Kossoff, Malcolm Morley, Eduardo Paolozzi, Ed Ruscha, Richard Smith, William Tillyer and others.

In 1969 Bernard Jacobson began his career as an art dealer, selling and publishing prints by important contemporary artists from a small fourth-floor gallery in London’s Mayfair. For a gallery founded on printmaking and which continues to stage major print shows by artists including Matisse and Motherwell, what better way could there be to celebrate this half century than a two-part exhibition devoted to printmaking?

2019 opens with Jacobson’s personal selection of important work from 6 centuries of printmaking, ‘Prints I wish I had Published’ and now moves on to a selection of some of the highlights of the prints Jacobson did publish during his long career – and what a selection it is. When Jacobson began in 1969, printmaking was enjoying an explosion of interest and was a medium of choice for a whole generation of artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Andy Warhol and Peter Blake. Jacobson found himself entirely in the right place at the right time and this exhibition is a glorious journey through the five decades which were to follow.