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Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
Submerged
signed and dated "VII.12.47, Hans Hofmann" (lower right); titled 'submerged' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
60 x 68 in. (152.4 x 172.7 cm.)
Painted in 1947.
Provenance
Estate of Hans Hofmann, New York
David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto
Robert and Sylvia Zell, Detroit
Estate of Sylvia Zell, Detroit
Donald Morris, New York
Marianne Friedland Gallery, Naples
Literature
B.H. Hayes, Jr. and S.T. Weeks, ed., Search for the Real and Other Essays: A Monograph Based on an Exhibition, Covering a Half Century of the Art of Hans Hofmann, Held at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, January 2-February 22, 1948.
F.S. Wight, Hans Hofmann, Berkeley, 1957, p. 15.
S. Hunter, Hans Hofmann, New York, 1963, pl. 23.
W. C. Seitz, Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, Cambridge, 1983, no. 122.
J. Yohe, ed., Hans Hofmann, New York, 2002, p. 120 (illustrated in color).
Exhibited
Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy Andover, Hans Hofmann: Painter and Teacher, January-February 1948, p. 38 (illustrated).
Paris, Galerie Maeght, Hans Hofmann Peintures, January-February 1949.
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Des Moines Art Center; Los Angeles, Art Galleries of the University of California; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute and Baltimore Museum of Art, A Retrospective Exhibition of Hans Hofmann, April-August 1957.
New York, Katonah Gallery, Hans Hofmann, August-September 1970.
Santa Fe, Riva Yares Gallery, Hans Hofmann: Selected Paintings, June-July 1997.

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This work will be included in the forthcoming Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné, sponsored by the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust.

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