Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 4

 

4
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Liegende, 1949.
Gouache over pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 72.500

(incl. surcharge)
Liegende. 1949.
Gouache over pencil.
Claesges 49-114. Bottom left signed and dated. On the reverse inscribed by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler with the artist's name, the date, the title as well as with the dimensions and technique. On firm paper. 19.5 x 32.5 cm (7.6 x 12.7 in), the full sheet. [CH].

• From the important work group of the "Fugal Pictures", in which Nay attained a rhythmical balance between figuration and abstraction, order and motion.
• Colorful work with strong complementary- and light and dark contrasts.
• Comparable watercolors from this year are at, among others, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, the Städel Museums, Frankfurt am Main, and the Kunsthalle Hamburg
.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.
Private collection Europe (acquired from the above).

EXHIBITION: Nay. Aquarelle und Gouachen 1941-1967, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, October 7. - Novemebr 5, 2010, cat. no. 4 (with illu. on p. 10).

LITERATURE: Magdalene Claesges, Ernst Wilhelm Nay. Werkverzeichnis Aquarelle - Gouachen - Zeichnungen, vol. 2 (1949-1953), Ostfildern 2014, cat. no. 49-114 (with illu.).




4
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Liegende, 1949.
Gouache over pencil
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,200
Sold:
€ 62,500 / $ 72.500

(incl. surcharge)