Sale: 513 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 11. 2020 in Munich Lot 66

 
66
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Eurydike, 1947.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.650

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Eurydike. 1947.
Gouache.
Claesges 47-040. Signed and dated in lower right. Verso inscribed "E.W:Nay / Gouache zu 'Eurydike' 1947" by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler. On laid paper. 48 x 30 cm (18.8 x 11.8 in), the full sheet.
[KT].
• Through the combination of abstract and figurative elements, Nay creates a poetic interpretation of the ancient myth of Eurydice bitten by the snake
• From the fascinating "Hekate period" (1945-48), in which Nay reflects on the events of the recent past, often using mythological themes
• After the years of defamation, important solo exhibitions took place in 1946/47, and the artist met important collectors, as well as his future wife Elisabeth Kerschbaumer
.

PROVENANCE: Lempertz, Cologne, auction June 7, 1989, lot 1009 (with illu.).
Private collection Germany.

66
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Eurydike, 1947.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,400
Sold:
€ 45,000 / $ 52.650

(incl. 25% surcharge)