Sale: 519 / Post War / Cont. Art II, June 19. 2021 in Munich Lot 487

 
487
Hermann Nitsch
Malaktionsrelikt, Wiener Sezession, 1987.
Oil and blood on canvas-structured board on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 55.099

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Malaktionsrelikt, Wiener Sezession. 1987.
Oil and blood on canvas-structured board on canvas.
Signed, dated and inscribed in upper right. 100 x 176 cm (39.3 x 69.2 in). [EH].

• Nitsch is the most important representative of Viennese Actionism.
• Nitsch called his 20th painting action "Wiener Sezession" (Vienna Secession).
• Red is inseparably linked with Nitsch's work - as color of life and death at the same time.
• The Pour Pictures are a key series in his oeuvre
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.
Private collection Southern Germany (since 1990).

"Blood is the juice of life and the gushing red blood stands for injury, suffering, danger, death."
Quote from: artist. Critical Lexicon of Contemporary Art, Munich 1990, p. 7.

487
Hermann Nitsch
Malaktionsrelikt, Wiener Sezession, 1987.
Oil and blood on canvas-structured board on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 34,800
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 55.099

(incl. 25% surcharge)
 


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