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Composition, No.V

Artist:
Hans Hofmann (American (born Germany), Wessenburg 1880–1966 New York)
Date:
1952
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 × 25 in. (76.2 × 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Louis R. Wasserman, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.553
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (verso): XVIII/ Composition/ 1952 No. V/ hans hofmann
[Kootz Gallery, New York, 1953; sold to private collection]; private collection (from 1953); Dr. and Mrs. Louis R. Wasserman, New York (until 1979; their gift to MMA)

New York. Kootz Gallery. "Hans Hofmann: Recent Paintings," October 28–November 22, 1952, unnum. brochure.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hans Hofmann in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 13–October 17, 1999, no. 2.

Lowery S. Sims. Hans Hofmann in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1999, pp. 5, 9, no. 2, ill. p. 21 (color).

Grace Glueck. "An Abstractionist Dancing with Color." New York Times (May 21, 1999), p. E32.

Suzi Villiger, ed. Hans Hofmann: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings. Vol. 3, Catalogue Entries P847–PW89 (1952–1965). Surrey, 2014, p. 15, no. P861, ill. (color), calls it "Composition No. V"; lists the alternate title, not given by the artist, "Composition #5—Poodle".



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