Liebespaar 2. 1950. Oil on canvas. Wohlert 2331. Lower right monogrammed and dated. With hand-written inscription "Karl Hofer Liebespaar" on the stretcher. 100 x 71 cm (39.3 x 27.9 in).
• Hofer's characterisitc interpretation of a classic motif from art history. • Hofer shows with strong intensity that representational art occupies an important position in Post War Art. •Characteristic work by an artist who made man and his senstion key theme of his creation.
PROVENANCE: Galerie M. Haas, Berlin. Private collection Berlin. Galerie Koch, Hanover (with a label on the frame). Private collection Lower Saxony.
EXHIBITION: Carl Hofer, Museum Goslar, October 4 - October 18, 1953, no. 6 (?). Carl Hofer, Märkisches Museum, Witten/ Ruhr, July 4 - July 25, 1954, no. 10. Carl Hofer, Osthaus Museum Hagen, December 12 - January 9, 1954/ 55, no. 13.
"The stronger the urge to create - a burning desire to visualize sensation - the more implacable the form it can find expression in has to be … Not in form of something that comes close or is an exaggeration, but through a clear simplification that explains everything.” Karl Hofer, quote after: Janni Müller Hauck, Karl Hofer – Versuch einer Interpretation, from: Karl Hofer. Ex. cat.: Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, April 16 - June 14, 1978. p. 31.