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Sale: 489 / Art of the 20/21 Century I, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 119000148

 
Lot description
Lob des Grau. 1952.
Oil on canvas.
Scheibler 594. Signed and dated in lower left. Signed, dated, titled and inscribed on the stretcher. 100 x 120 cm (39.3 x 47.2 in).

- Comprehensive exhibition history
- One of the first works from thegroup of the "Rhythmical Pictures"
- In 1952 Nay eventually attained non-representation in his pictures
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern France.
Private collection Southern Germany.

EXHIBITION: Georg Meistermann, E. W. Nay, Hans Uhlmann, Galerie Ferdinand Möller, Cologne, April 19 - May 24, 1952, cat. no. 7 with illu.
E.W. Nay, Galerie Günther Franke, Munich, August 5 - September 10, 1952, cat. no. 2.
E.W. Nay Retrospektive, Kunstverein, Freiburg i. Br., 1953, cat. no. 33, illu. on p. 10.
E.W. Nay Retrospektive, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, January 9 - February 15, 1959, cat. no. 83 (with the label on the stretcher).
Der gekrümmte Horizont, Kunst in Berlin 1945-1967, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, April 3 - May 1 1980.
Kunst in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1945-1985, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, September 27, 1985 - January 21 1986, cat. no. 62, illu. on p. 75.
Nay - Variationen, Retrospektive zum 100. Geburtstag, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, September 27 - November 24, 2002/ Kunstmuseum, Bonn, December 19, 2002 - February 16, 2003, no. A 56.

LITERATURE: Karl Schawelka, Denn was ich in Farbe mache ist ganz neu, in: Kai Uwe Schierz/ Cornelia Nowak (editos), Von Nay bis Altenbourg: Meisterwerke der deutschen Nachkriegsmoderne aus einer Privatsammlung, 2016, pp. 50-52.
"The oil painting 'Lob des Grau' (The Praise of Grey) from 1952 marks a highlight in his work between the 'Hekate'-Period and the 'Disc Pictures'."
Prof. Karl Schawelka, quote from: Von Nay bis Altenbourg: Meisterwerke der deutschen Nachkriegsmoderne aus einer Privatsammlung, 2016, p. 50.

119000148
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Lob des Grau, 1952.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 200,000 - 300,000

 
$ 224,000 - 336,000

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