Hans Hofmann - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist (1966–1996)
    Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust (1996–2004)
    Ameringer Yohe Fine Art, New York (2004)
    Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe (2004)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

  • Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1953 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, October 15–December 6, 1953
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The One Hundred and Fifty-First Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, January 22–February 26, 1956
    East Hampton, Signa Gallery, The Artists' Vision: 1948–1958, May 30–July 19, 1958
    Hanover, Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center, Paintings by Hans Hofmann, November 8–30, 1962
    San Francisco, John Berggruen Gallery, Hans Hofmann: Paintings, February 1–March 3, 2001
    Scottsdale, Riva Yares Gallery, Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective View: Paintings 1935–1965, October 12–December 31, 2002, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Robert M. Coates, "The Art Galleries: Whitney Annual," The New Yorker, October 31, 1953, p. 84
    Sam Feinstein, "Whitney Annual: Not the Same Show," Art Digest, November 1, 1953, p. 9
    Sam Hunter, Hans Hofmann, New York, 1963, pl. 47, p. 102 (illustrated)
    James Yohe, ed., Hans Hofmann, New York, 2002, p. 147 (illustrated)
    Suzi Villiger, ed., Hans Hofmann: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, vol. III, Surrey, 2014, no. P910, p. 43 (illustrated)

Property from a Prominent American Collection


Red Flight

signed and dated "hans hofmann 53" lower right; stamped by The Estate of Hans Hofmann and inscribed "M–0858" on the stretcher
oil on canvas
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Painted in 1953.

$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for $352,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021