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HANS HOFMANN, (AMERICAN/GERMAN, 1880–1966), "CATACLYSM (HOMAGE TO HOWARD PUTZEL)"

HANS HOFMANN, (AMERICAN/GERMAN, 1880–1966), "CATACLYSM (HOMAGE TO HOWARD PUTZEL)"

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HANS HOFMANN
(AMERICAN/GERMAN, 1880–1966)
"CATACLYSM (HOMAGE TO HOWARD PUTZEL)"
Signed, dated 'August 11 - 1945' and inscribed 'hommage to howard putzel,' bottom right, oil and casein on board.
51 3/4 x 48 in. (131.4 x 121.9cm)
[HH no. 562-1945; Estate no. M-0264]
PROVENANCE:
The Estate of the Artist.
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York (acquired directly from the above in 1986).
The Estate of Lee & Gilbert Bachman, Atlanta, Georgia & Boca Raton, Florida (acquired directly from the above in 1986).
EXHIBITED:
"Hans Hofmann: Recent Paintings," Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York, March 18 - 30, 1946.
"Seeing the Unseeable," Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, January 3 - March 3, 1947.
"Hans Hofmann: Early Paintings," Kootz Gallery, New York, January 20 - 31, 1959.
"Hans Hofmann: A Retrospective Exhibition," a traveling exhibition: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., October 14, 1976 - January 2, 1977; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, February 4 - April 3, 1977, p. 51 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue).
"Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years," a traveling exhibition: Howard F. Johnson Museum of Art, March 1 - June 1, 1978; Seibu Museum, Karuizawa, Japan, June - July, 1978; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 1 - December 1, 1978, p. 80 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue).
"Flying Tigers: Painting and Sculpture in New York, 1939 - 1946," a traveling exhibition: Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, April 26 - May 27, 1985; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, Long Island, New York, June 9 - July 28, 1985.
"Hans Hofmann," a traveling exhibition: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 20 - September 16, 1990; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, November 23, 1990 - January 20, 1991; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, February 17 - April 14, 1991, p. 127 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue no. 96).
LITERATURE:
Edward Allen Jewell, Solo Exhibition Review, New York Times, 1946, p. 54.
Mary Chalmers Rathbun & Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr., Layman's Guide to Modern Art: Painting for a Scientific Age, New York: Oxford University Press, 1949 (illustrated n.p.).
James Fitzsimmons, "Hans Hofmann," Everyday Art Quarterly (Walker Art Center), no. 28, 1953, pp. 23-26.
Michael Tapié, L'Aventure informelle, a special edition of Gutai, no. 8, 1957 (illustrated n.p.).
Dore Ashton, "Hans Hofmann" Cimaise 6, no. 3, January - March, 1959, p. 42 (illustrated n.p.).
Clement Greenberg, Hans Hofmann Exhibition Review, ARTnews, 1959, p. 28.
Sam Hunter, Hans Hofmann, New York: Henry N. Abrams, 1963, p. 25 (illustrated pl. 12).
Jürgen Claus, "Hans Hofmann dialektische Bilder/Hans Hofmann's Dialectical Pictures," Syn: Internationale Beiträge zur neuen Kunst 2, 1965, p. 34.
Harold Rosenberg, "Hans Hofmann," Vogue 145, no. 9, May 1965, p. 194.
Barbara Rose, Miro in America, Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1982, p. 23.
William Chaplin Seitz, Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983, no. 119 (illustrated n.p.).
Cynthia Goodman, Hans Hofmann, New York: Abbeville Press, 1986, pp. 45, 81.
Christopher Finch, Twentieth Century Watercolors, New York: Abbeville Press, 1988, pp. 256-257 (illustrated pl. 315).
April Kingsley, "Hans Hofmann at Mid-century" Provincetown Arts, 1990, p. 126.
Stephen Polcari, Abstract Expressionism and the Modern Experience, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 328-329 (illustrated no. 265).
Anne Ryan: Collages, essay by Claudine Armand, Giverny: Musée d'Art Américain Giverny, 2001, pp. 24, 62.
James Yohe, ed. Hans Hofmann, New York: Rizzoli, 2002, pp. 25-26, 28 (illustrated pp. 1, 109).
Caroline A. Jones, Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg's Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005, p. 200.
Katy Siegel, Abstract Expressionism, London: Phaidon, 2011, p. 20 (illustrated p. 21).
Suzi Villiger, Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Volume II: Catalogue Entries P1-P846 (1901-1951), Burlington: Lund Humphries, 2014, catalogue no. P516 (illustrated p. 313).
Lucinda Barnes, Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and University of California Press, forthcoming.

NOTE:
This painting has been requested for inclusion in the exhibition, Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, which will take place at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive from February 27 - July 21, 2019, curated by Lucinda Barnes.
It is also accompanied by a photocopy of the bill of sale from the André Emmerich Gallery, New York.

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