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Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
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Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason
Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)

Untitled

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Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
Untitled
stamped with the Estate of Hans Hofmann stamp and numbered 'M-0933/398' (on the backing board)
India ink on paper
11 x 8 ½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm.)
Drawn in 1942.
Provenance
Ameringer Yohe Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the late owners
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Please note this lot is being offered at no reserve.

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Lot Essay

The present work was displayed in Wolf Kahn's New York City studio.

In 1947, after enlisting in the U.S. Navy and a short period of study with Stuart Davis at The New School, Kahn enrolled in the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts. A fellow German speaker, Kahn soon became the heavily-accented Hofmann’s translator for the rest of the class, which he parlayed into tuition-free attendance as the class monitor at summer school in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His classmates included Larry Rivers, Jane Freilicher and Nell Blaine.

Kahn studied under Hofmann for another eighteen months, later reflecting on his studies, “The most important thing that Hofmann transmitted to his students is this idea of art being something that fills your whole life...something in which your whole intuition is constantly at work.” (Archives of American Art, Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of sound recordings relating to art and artists, interview with Wolf Kahn, September 17, 1968)

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