Howard Hodgkin at Ham Yard Hotel


The two Howard Hodgkin prints in the Croc Bowling Alley at Ham Yard Hotel were the largest and most ambitious etchings ever completed by the artist. In this instalment of 'The Firmdale Art Collection', Kit and Willow Kemp marvel at the scale of these paintings that represent an element of nostalgia and the passage of time.

“I went to Howard Hodgkin’s studio, which was actually opposite the British Museum. So saw these two artworks actually on his wall, in his studio. And it’s like the summer and winter of his life. In fact, I think this was his largest artwork.” Kit Kemp

Kit Kemp’s passion for art is celebrated throughout her award-winning interiors. Each piece, whether by established artists or up-and-coming students, has been carefully selected and woven into the heart of her designs. In this exclusive series of short films, Kit and Willow Kemp take you on a journey through some of the most inspiring pieces from Kit’s personally curated art collection throughout her London hotels.