Hans Hofmann
Chimbote

Editor(s)

Britta E. Buhlmann, Annette Reich, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern

Author(s)

Britta E. Buhlmann, Annette Reich

Design

Book Book, Berlin

Cover

Hardcover

Size

20 x 28 cm

Pages

128

Illustrations

52

Language(s)

German, English

ISBN

978-3-96912-046-0

Release July/August 2021

Expressive Forms between Art and Architecture

As an exponent of Abstract Expressionism, Hans Hofmann (b. Weißenburg, Germany, 1880; d. New York, USA, 1966) ranks among the preeminent artists of the twentieth century. As a teacher at his Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, which he founded in 1933 after emigrating to the United States, he exerted a formative influence over a generation of young painters. With Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and others, he was a member of the illustrious New York School, a loose association of visual artists. In 1950 he was spending time in Europe and collaborated with the architects Josep Lluís Sert and Paul Lester Wiener on designs for colorful wall paintings to be executed on buildings in Chimbote, Peru. The urban masterplan they developed for the city’s post-World War II expansion was never realized, and so Hofmann’s intensely colorful works in large formats have been known only to specialists. The selection gathered in this book together with drawings and a city plan provides focused insight into a visionary project.

Release July/August 2021

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