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Profound Longing

Artist:
Hans Hofmann (American (born Germany), Wessenburg 1880–1966 New York)
Date:
1965
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
50 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (127.3 x 101.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Renate Hofmann, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.342
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2010 Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): 65/ hans hofmann; (verso, upper right): R.S.9–/ from the private/ collection–/ not for sale.../ #1597/ profound longing/ oil on canvas/ 50 x 40 1965/ hans hofmann
the artist, New York (1965–d. 1966); his widow, Renate Hofmann, New York (1966–90; her gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series," October 18–November 26, 1972, unnumbered cat.

Buffalo. Albright-Knox Art Gallery. "Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series," January 15–February 28, 1973, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "20th Century Accessions, 1967–1974," March 7–April 23, 1974, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist; lent as Promised Gift of Renate Hofmann).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions 1965–1975," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.

Akron, Oh. Akron Art Institute. "Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series," January 12–March 2, 1980.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series," December 2, 1980–March 25, 1981, no catalogue.

Fort Worth Art Museum. "Hans Hofmann, The Renate Series," September 15–November 17, 1985, no. 4.

Munich. Lenbachhaus Kunstbau. "Hans Hofmann: Wunder des Rhythmus und Schönheit des Raumes," April 23–June 29, 1997, no. 28.

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. "Hans Hofmann: Wunder des Rhythmus und Schönheit des Raumes," September 12–November 2, 1997, no. 28.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hans Hofmann in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 13–October 17, 1999, no. 10.

Elizabeth C. Baker. "Tales of Hofmann: The 'Renate Series'." Art News 71 (November 1972), p. 41.

Henry Geldzahler in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, pp. 214–15, ill.

Suzi Villiger, ed. Hans Hofmann: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings. Vol. 3, Catalogue Entries P847–PW89 (1952–1965). Surrey, 2014, p. 493, no. P1611, ill. (color), lists the artist's alternate title "Renate Series #9".



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