This small vase has a fairly wide mouth and a gently tapering profile. The upper 2/3 of the vessel has a thick creamy yellow glaze with traces of blue. The glaze has drip marks that run down the face of the vase.
This vessel has a thin mouth that widens to a broad shoulder before tapering to a comparatively slender base. The colors of the glaze include a rich mustard yellow near the mouth, transitions to iridescent shades of purple o the shoulder and then a deep celadon green on the lower portion of the vessel.
An explosion of colorful forms suggests the human form in dynamic movement. Yellows and reds predominate in shapes that draw the eye toward the viewer's upper right where three roughy triangular yellow shapes suggest a head and upraised arms.
Abstract painting dominated by brushstrokes in vivid yellows on white background with light blues in center and left side of canvas, large area of light brown in upper right and lower left, and brushstrokes in dark red in left center of canvas. Signed “hans hofmann” in lower right.
verso: sketch of airplanes (?) [upside down in relation to image on recto]
Eight abstracted figures (three kneeling in front and five standing in back) wearing orange tank tops and white shorts face the viewer; two basketballs and five trophies between figures in the foreground. Figures stand in front of a background of fragmented, arched and circular areas of color in blues and golds.