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Sale: 477 / Classics of the 20th Century II, Dec. 07. 2018 in Munich Lot 481

 
Lot description
Akt am Fenster. 1947.
Oil on fibreboard.
Wohlert 2007, with full-page illu. 1, p. 188. Lower left monogrammed and dated. 97.5 x 61 cm (38.3 x 24 in).

PROVENANCE: Estate Hofer (no. 223 (?) mentioned in the list of Kurt Martin with the title "Frau mit blondem Haar").
Elisabeth Hofer, artist's widow (1957, Wirnitzer list no. 171).
Baukunst, Cologne.
Widow Lisbeth Hofer heirs.
Private collection Upper Bavaria.
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: 9. Augsburger Kunstausstellung: Künstler der Ostzone, Schaetzler-Palais, Augsburg August/September 1947, no. 124 (Mädchen im Raum).
Kollektivausstellung K. Hofer zu Ehren des Siebzigjährigen. 11. Ausstellung Studio Hessische Sezession, Landesmuseum Kassel in Verbindung mit den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen, Kassel September 19 - October 21, 1948, no. 35 (Frau im Raum).
Carl Hofer, Ausstellung des Kunstvereins Minden, Minden May 14 - June 11, 1950, no. 33.
Sonderausstellung Carl Hofer, Märkisches Museum Witten, Museum Bochum, Museum Folkwang Essen, Städtisches Museum Duisburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, November 1950 - May 1951, no. 35.
Retrospektiv-Ausstellung Karl Hofer: Ölbilder, Aquarelle, Handzeichnungen, Druckgrafik, Baukunst Köln January 20 - April 5, 1975, no. 62.
Exhibition on occasion of Karl Hofer's 100th birthday, October 11 1878-3.4.1955. Ölbilder der Jahre 1918-1955, Baukunst, Cologne September 15 - November 4, 1978, no. 77.
Die Figur im Werk von Karl Hofer, Baukunst, Cologne September 17 - November 31, 1982, no. 34.
Karl Hofer. Wiedergewonnene Verluste. Bilder aus den letzten Jahren, Galerie Andreas Baumgartl, Munich April 27 - June 23, 2001, with illu. on p. 15.

LITERATURE: Reinhard Müller-Mehlis, Qual und Aufschrei, in Handelsblatt (Düsseldorf), no. 91, May 11/12, 2001, p. 55.
"And even if the hysterics suffer cramps, man and the humane have always been and will always be the key concern of visual art.."
Karl Hofer, Berlin 1955, quote after Wohlert, vol. 3, prefix.

481
Karl Hofer
Akt am Fenster, 1947.
Oil on fibreboard
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 57,500
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 71.875

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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