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

 
804
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ohne Titel, 1956.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 22,800
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 39.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
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.

Essay
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 / $ 22,800
Sold:
€ 35,000 / $ 39.900

(incl. 25% surcharge)