Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Hans Hofmann, American, born Germany, 1880–1966

Fortissimo

1956

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 132.1 cm (60 x 52 in.) framed: 156.85 x 137.16 x 3.81 cm (61 3/4 x 54 x 1 1/2 in.)
Gift of Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935
1995.32.4
Culture: 
German
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, NY, 1/19/57

Bibliography: 

Art of the 50’s and 60’s: Selections from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, exh. cat. (Ridgefield, Conn.: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1965), no. 43.

Richard Brown Baker Collects!: A selection of contemporary art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975), 9, 33, no. 8, fig. 8.

Fortissimo!: Thirty years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of contemporary art, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1985), 55, 137, no. 65, ill.

Jennifer Farrell et al., Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 174, 176, fig. 3.

Diana Bush et al., The History and Legacy of Samuel M. Kootz and the Kootz Gallery, ed. Jennifer Farrell, exh. cat. (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Art Museum, 2017), 14, fig. 1.

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