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Sale: 479 / Classics of the 20th Century I, Dec. 08. 2018 in Munich Lot 853

 
Lot description
Komposition. 1960.
Watercolor.
Lower right signed, dated and inscribed "J". Verso inscribed "WCA 3204" by a hand other than that of the artist. On grained laid paper. 41.9 x 60.3 cm (16.4 x 23.7 in) , the full sheet.
The inscription "I" behind the signature refers to Ischia, Italy, the place where this work was made. [CH].

We are grateful to Dr. Magdalene Claesges, Cologne, for her kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Galerie M. Knoedler & Co, New York (with gallery label on the frame, there typographcially inscribed "WCA 3204" and "15194"), 1962 - 1965.
Collection Seymour H. Knox II, Buffalo, New York, USA.
Private collection USA.

"My pictures start from zero, evolve to a sample calculation and eventually turn to art."
E. W. Nay, June 29, 1955, quite after: Ex. cat. Bilder kommen aus Bildern. E. W. Nay 1902-68, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, April 21 - June 30, 1985 et al, p. 59.

853
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Komposition, 1960.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,500
Sold:
€ 52,500 / $ 60.374

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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