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Sale: 451 / Post War, June 10. 2017 in Munich Lot 826

Lot description
Augenbild. 1963.
Lower right signed and dated. On grained wove paper. 42 x 60 cm (16.5 x 23.6 in), the full sheet. [SM].

The work will be included into the forthcoming third volume of the catalog raisonné of works on paper compiled by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler and Dr. Magdalene Claesges, Cologne.

PROVENANCE: Collection Werner Haftmann (first director of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin).
Private collection Germany.

This painting counts among the "Augenbilder" (Eye Pictures), which, literally, tell stories about looking, seeing and watching. Because "With the 'Augenbilder' Nay opens the perspective into a new cosm, to the phenomen aself, which had initially been intended as analogies to music. His colors, guided by the both striking and simple sign of the eye, win unexpected spatiality and unimagined radiant energy. The primary colors in the 'Augenbilder' allow the painting to extend the picture's physicalness to infinity. What had earlier been hinted at in the symbolic-magical pictures becomes a view into the cosm of painting that on his part reflects the observer's space. Front and back as leitmotif of the imagestructure has been interpreted as insight into space

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Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Augenbild, 1963.
Post auction sale: € 17,000 / $ 19,040

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