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Hans Hofmann

Untitled

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann

Untitled

Untitled

Estimate:

300,000

to
- 500,000 USD

Bid:

250,000

USD

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Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Hans Hofmann

1880 - 1966

Untitled



signed

oil on linen

25 ¼ by 30 ¼ in. 64.1 by 76.8 cm.

framed: 36 ⅜  by 41 ½ in.   92.4 by 105.4 cm.

Executed in 1958.

This work is in good condition overall. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. There is evidence of handling and wear to the edges and corners, including abrasions and a few minor losses. Upon close inspection, there is scattered evidence of minor hairline cracking in the yellow and orange passages as well as paint separation in the blue passage along the top center of the composition. There are areas of heavy impasto throughout and the impasto peaks appear to be secure and intact. There is a slight buckle to the canvas, most noticeable along the right side. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there are a few scattered areas along the top and bottom edge that fluoresce darkly and appear to have benefited from restoration. Also under Ultraviolet light inspection, the most heavily impastoed red passages fluoresce irregularly but do not appear to be the result of restoration. Please note, this work is shown unframed but is accompanied by a frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Collection of Dr. Joy Osofsky
André Emmerich Gallery, New York 
Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1976)
Patricia Hamilton Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988
Suzi Villiger, Ed., Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Volume III: Catalogue Entries P847-PW89 (1952-1965), Surrey 2014, cat. no. P1134, p. 188, illustrated in color
Kansas City, Douglas Drake Gallery, Hans Hofmann: Paintings and Watercolors, October - December 1976