Lot 104
  • 104

Hans Hofmann

150,000 - 200,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Hans Hofmann
  • Serenity
  • signed and dated 47; dated 1947 on the reverse 
  • oil on canvas 
  • 28 7/8 by 31 3/4 in. 73.3 by 80.7 cm.


Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust 
Ameringer McEnery Yohe Fine Art, New York (acquired from the above in 2008)
Sahlman Fine Art, New York (acquired from the above in 2008)
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York (acquired from the above in 2008)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012 


New York, Hollis Taggart Galleries, Gallery Selections, January - March 2009


James Yohe, Ed., Hans Hofmann, New York 2002, p.135
Hollis Taggart Galleries, Art Market Report, New York 2008, p. 31, illustrated in color 
Suzi Villiger, Ed., Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings Vol. II: 1901-1951, London 2014, cat. no. P666, p. 406, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"If you have seen...many of Hofmann's paintings, you will have seen certain attributes persisting: bright color, painterly surface, impulsive...You will also have seen many puzzling things: the stylistic variety, abutting complimentary colors which never become garish or 'optical,' surfaces jam-packed with agitated pigment which somehow turn serene, icy greens exuding warmth." 

Walter Darby Bannard in Exh. Cat., Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1976, p. 22