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Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 166

Lot description
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.

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.

Karl Hofer
Liebespaar 2, 1950.
Oil on canvas
Post auction sale: € 75,000 / $ 84,750

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