THE RICHARD HOFMANN RETROSPECTIVE at BWAC
Gallery Open Weekends March 4 – April 9, 2017
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is proud to present the very first retrospective of a truly remarkable and significant body of work straight out of the mid-eighties East Village. A ceaseless and prolific painter, the art of Richard Hofmann (b. 1954 – d. 1994) provides an unflinching window onto the tragic world of the young gay artist caught up in the AIDS epidemic which devastated New York just at the time as this unprecedented art scene was blossoming.
This important and powerful retrospective includes over 150 pieces of work from Hofmann’s extensive legacy: large oil paintings, mixed media pieces, watercolors, silkscreens, photomontages, etchings and woodblock prints. Also included are many of his preserved murals which decorated historic 80’s clubs as The Pyramid, Limbo Lounge, Danceteria, The Roxy and The Saint.
The Richard Hofmann Retrospective is on view by appointment during the month of February, and open to the public, weekends from March 4 through April 9, noon to 4 pm. This exhibition is presented in 10,000 sq. feet of space in the BWAC Gallery in Red Hook, a few blocks from Hofmann’s last studio.
For further information, and to arrange a viewing, please contact: 917-603-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.