Sale: 525 / Evening Sale, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 120002394

Ernst Wilhelm Nay
In freien Rhythmen, 1957.
Oil on canvas
€ 150,000 - 200,000

$ 174,000 - 232,000

Lot description
In freien Rhythmen. 1957.
Oil on canvas.
Scheibler 831. Signed and dated in lower right. Signed on verso of the canvas and dated and titled on the stretcher. 73 x 91.8 cm (28.7 x 36.1 in).

• Offered on the auction market for the first time since 1960.
• From the Deutsche Bank Collection.
• Color composition in an exceptionally subtly moduled rhythm.
• The work was made at the peak of the "Disc Pictures" series: The year it was made Nay showed two "Disc Pictures" in the exhibition "German Art of the Twentieth Century" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
• Similar works from this period of creation are at, among others, the Museum Folkwang, Essen (1957), the Bavarian State Painting Collection, Munich (1956), the Nationalgalerie, State Museums Berlin (1957), and the Kunsthalle Bremen (1957)

PROVENANCE: Galerie Springer, Berlin (1962).
Collection Karlheinz Gabler, Frankfurt a. M.
Art trader Dr. Ewald Rathke, Frankfurt a. M.
Deutsche Bank Collection (acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: E. W. Nay, Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, March 19 - April 30;1957, cat. no. 18.
E. W. Nay, Galerie Günther Franke, Munich, August 17 until the end of September 1957, cat. no. 12.
E. W. Nay 1945-1962, Galerie Springer, Berlin, September 25 - October 21, 1962, cat. no. 14 (with illu.).
From a German Perspective – Masterpieces of the Deutsche Bank Collection, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Moscow, November 17, 2004 - January 16, 2005.
Blind Date Istanbul. Sabanci University Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, September 08 - November 01, 2007.

LITERATURE: Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 463rd auction, Modern Art, December 3, 1960, lot 346 (with illu., no. 31).


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Ernst Wilhelm Nay "In freien Rhythmen"
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