“Words for H. H.” | Howard Hodgkin (Gagosian, 2014)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “Howard Hodgkin: Words for H. H.” in Howard Hodgkin. [Paris]: Gagosian Paris, 2014. Pp. 111 + [1]. 27.1 x 31.2 cm. ISBN: 9781938748028.

The book includes contributions by Barnes, James Fenton, Susan Sontag, and Jeff Wall.

Julian Barnes’s essay appears in both French (pp. 83-89) and English (pp. [91]-96. The French translation was by Jean-Pierre Aoustin.

Barnes’s essay originally appeared in Howard Hodgkin (Gagosian Gallery, 2003).

“U” | Hockney’s Alphabet (Random House, 1991)

Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. “U” in Hockney’s Alphabet. Edited by Stephen Spender. New York: Random House, 1991. Pp. 92 + [4]. 39.4 x 23.3 cm. ISBN: 067941066x.

Drawings by David Hockney with written contributions by Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Updike, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, Craig Raine, and others. Each author addresses a letter from the alphabet.

Julian Barnes’s contribution appears on page 71-72.

“The proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the American Friends of AIDS Crisis Trust and be used to support AIDS research and services to people with AIDS.”

The book was also published in deluxe and special editions.