Hans Hofmann Memoria in Aeternum 1962

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In Memoria in Aeturnum (Eternal memory) Hofmann remembers five American painters who died in their prime: Arthur B. Carles, an early American Cubist, and four abstract painters whose work is on display in this exhibition—Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Bradley Walker Tomlin. Painted near the end of his life, Hofmann’s work is a tribute to the preceding decades of abstract art, incorporating a wide range of techniques that evoke the spirits of the departed: stains, drips, drawn-out brushstrokes, and smooth-edged geometric forms.

Gallery label from Abstract Expressionist New York, October 3, 2010-April 25, 2011.
Oil on canvas
7' x 6' 1/8" (213.3 x 183.2 cm)
Gift of the artist
Object number
© 2024 Estate of Hans Hofmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting and Sculpture

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