Zinnienstrauß in Vase. 1933. Oil on canvas. Wohlert 1049. Monogrammed and dated in lower right. 57.5 x 44 cm (22.6 x 17.3 in).
• One of the rare flower still lifes in Hofer's painterly oeuvre - Wonderful light-filled arrangement with summer flowers in New Objectivity clarity. - Hofer pays homage to the color and beauty of nature in the glowing "Zinnia bouquet in vase" from his "Fateful Year" 1933. - At this time still lifes served Hofer as an ideal pictorial retreat.
LITERATURE: (selection) Weltkunst 58.1988, no. 22 (11/15), p. 3586, with illu. Zwischen Tradition und Moderne, Galerie Rosenbach, Hanover, cat. 39/1989, p. 39, no. 48, with color illu. Villa Grisebach, Berlin, auction 72, June 5, 1999, lot no. 265, with colro illu. Weltkunst, 72.2002, issue 5, p. 738, with illu.