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Magic Bubbles

A work made of oil on hardboard.

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  • A work made of oil on hardboard.


c. 1947


Margo Hoff
American, 1912–2008

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Arts of the Americas


Margo Hoff


Magic Bubbles


Chicago (Object made in)

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c. 1947


Oil on hardboard


Signed, recto, lower right: M Hoff; inscribed, verso: Magic Bubbles (handwritten script, graphite); inscribed on masking tape, verso: #7 MAGIC BUBBLES 16 x 24 / M. HOFF / 2643 N WAYNE / CHICAGO /17-1 (handwritten script, pen); inscribed, verso, frame liner: BUBBLES (handwritten script, graphite); printed label, verso frame: Painting of children and bubbles 'magic bubbles' by Margo Hoff. Margo and her family were friends and this was one of her early non-abstract painting [sic]. It was purchased at the Fairweather-Harding gallery in Chicago in the 1950s. We have three paintings and a lithograph by Margo.; inscribed, verso frame: BOX No. 1 (handwritten script, graphite); inscribed on label, verso frame: Margo Hoff / 2643 N WAYNE / CHICAGO / [torn] (handwritten script, graphite, on brown paper); inscribed, verso frame: 2643 N Wayne Ave / Chicago Illinois (handwritten script, graphite)


40.6 × 61 cm (16 × 24 1/16 in.)

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Gift of Shauna M. Scott and James Parker Hall IV in memory of Frances Ferris Hall and J. Parker Hall Jr.

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