Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 467

 

467
Karl Hofer
Akt mit Obststillleben, 1954.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,250
Sold:
€ 28,750 / $ 32.487

(incl. surcharge)
Akt mit Obststillleben. 1954.
Oil on canvas.
Wohlert 2748. Monogram and date (in ligature) scratched into the wet paint in bottom right. With the estate label on the reverse of the stretcher, there numbered "457". 91 x 71 cm (35.8 x 27.9 in).
[KT].
• Fascinating work from the mature period of the 1955 deceased artist, in which his importnat position in post-war art becomes manifest: Hofer delivers counterevidence for the incommensurateness of figurative and abstract painting.
• Hofer depicts a touching vulnerable male nude, a rare motif in art history.
• In 1955 his creation was posthumously honored with a presentation at documenta I, the first large art exhibition after World War II and an apology to artist's defamed by the Nazis
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PROVENANCE: From the artist's estate.
Private collection Berlin.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (acquired in 1988).

LITERATURE: Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, auction on May 28, 1988, lot 417 (with illu.).




467
Karl Hofer
Akt mit Obststillleben, 1954.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,250
Sold:
€ 28,750 / $ 32.487

(incl. surcharge)