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Portraits you can't take your eyes off

Mar 23, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

The fact that Howard Hodgkin never seemed an obvious contender for the role of Britain's "greatest" or "best-loved" artist may be down to the fact that his work appears completely abstract. Hodgkin, who died on March 9, aged 84, hardly went short of honours - from knighthood to Companion of Honour - but never quite enjoyed the popular acclaim accorded to figurative peers such as Freud and Hockney. Yet the extraordinary response to Hodgkin's passing - one of celebration and gratitude for his life...