Ohne Titel. 1959. Watercolor. Not in Claesges. Lower right signed, dated and inscribed "M". On frim, structured paper. 42 x 60.4 cm (16.5 x 23.7 in). The inscription "M" next tothe signature references the works place of origin at Mondello (Sicily). Bright watercolor from Nay's most distinguished work phase of the "Scheibenbilder" (Disc Pictures). We are grateful to Dr. Magdalene Claesges and Brigitte Schlüter, Ernst Wilhelm Nay-Foundation Cologne, for the kind support in cataloging this lot. The work is registered in the addenda of the catalog raisonné with the number 59-041.1.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
"Between 1954 and 1962 Nay created his most famous works, the so-called Disc Pictures'. The are based on the disc as key design element. While Nay still combined it with graphic elements in early works, he chose to make them sole motifs as of 1955." Magdalene Claesges, Werkverzeichnis Aquarelle - Gouachen - Zeichnungen, vol. 3, Berlin 1918, p. 21.