Fragrance

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  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist (from 1966)
    André Emmerich Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1973)
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1973)
    Christie's, New York, November 14, 1995, lot 16
    Private Collection
    Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 2011)
    Private Collection, California (acquired from the above in 2011)

  • Exhibited

    Memphis, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Art Today, March 31 - April 28, 1963, no. 15, n.p. (illustrated)
    New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Hans Hofmann, January 6 - 31, 1968
    Philadelphia, Makler Gallery, Hans Hofmann: Oils and Watercolors, April 18 - May 22, 1969
    Montreal, Galerie Godard Lefort, Hans Hofmann, October 1971
    Bay Harbor Islands, Berenson Gallery, André Emmerich Gallery at the Berenson, February 26 - April 1972
    New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Hans Hofmann - ten major works, January 6 - 24, 1973, n.p. (illustrated)
    New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Hans Hofmann - Major Paintings 1954 - 1965, January 5 - 26, 1985

  • Literature

    Griffin Smith, "Hofmann Art Brightens Gallery Hopping Scene", Miami Herald, March 12, 1972, p. 6K
    Grace Glueck, "The 20th Century Artists Most Admired by Other Artists", ARTnews, no. 9, November 1977, p. 94 (illustrated)
    Britta E. Buhlmann, ed., Hans Hofmann: Magnum Opus, exh. cat., MKP Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, 2013, p. 137
    Suzi Villiger, Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Volume III: 1952-1965, London, 2014, P1431, p. 369

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Through a painting we can see the whole world." - Hans Hofmann

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Fragrance

signed and dated "hans hofmann 62" lower right; further signed, titled, inscribed and dated "Cat. #1467 Fragrance 1962 hans hofmann" on the reverse
oil on canvas
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm.)
Painted in 1962.

Estimate
$280,000 - 350,000 

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