Ohne Titel. 1956. Watercolor. Lower right signed and dated. On firm paper. 41 x 59.5 cm (16.1 x 23.4 in), the full sheet.
Very fine high-quality watercolor in fresh impression. This work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of Ernst Wilhelm Nay's works on paper by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler and Magdalene Claesges, Cologne.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich. Private collection Bavaria (acquired from aforementioned).
"The fact that Nay's new concept of art, which he also increasingly reflected upon in theoretic writings, turned out to be succesful is documented by his disc pictures. They are not only characterized by the artist's poised handling of the artistic means and their weightlessness [.], but also by the artist's general success, which may have been the reason why this work period was the by far longest in Nay's oeuvre." (quote after: Magdalene Claesges, Das Elementare Bild. Zur Genese und Charakteristik des Spätwerks von Nay, in: ex. cat. Nay - Variationen. Retrospective on occasion of the artist's 100th birthday, September 2002 - February 2003, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung Munich and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Cologne 2002, p. 24).