Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 476

 
476
Karl Hofer
Zinnienstrauß in Vase, 1933.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,300
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 40.837

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
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
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Berlin (since 1948 - probably 1999, Grisebach 5.6.1999).
Formerly Galerie Schwarzer, Düsseldorf (around 2007, probably 1999 acquired from aforementioned).

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.

476
Karl Hofer
Zinnienstrauß in Vase, 1933.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,300
Sold:
€ 33,750 / $ 40.837

(incl. 25% surcharge)