14 November 2007
Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
signed and dated '54 hans hofmann' (lower right); signed again, titled and dated again 'Golden Glow 1954 hans hofmann' (on the reverse)
oil and gesso on panel
30 x 35 in. (76.2 x 88.9 cm.)
Painted in 1954.
Estate of Willard B. Golovin, New York
His sale; Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 2005, lot 117
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné, edited by Thomas Padon.
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