Sale: 437 / Post War I, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 804

 

804
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ohne Titel, 1956.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,000
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 35.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Ohne Titel. 1956.
Watercolor.
Signed and dated lower right. On firm paper. 41.7 x 60.3 cm (16.4 x 23.7 in), the full sheet.

This work will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné of paper works by Ernst Wilhelm Nay, currently compiled by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler and Magdalene Claesges, Cologne.

As of 1955 Nay began to make his "Scheibenbilder" (disc pictures) in which round color fields organize subtle space and color modulations. This sheet is a very early work from the series the artist made into the early 1960s. At first sight it seems as if the watercolor originates from a swift and spontaneous process of creation, but that was not the case with any of Nay's watercolor works, instead they are the result of a well-thought-out composition.



804
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ohne Titel, 1956.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,000
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 35.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)