Sale: 375 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 100

 
Ernst Wilhelm Nay - Ohne Titel


100
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ohne Titel, 1954.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,000
Sold:
€ 53,680 / $ 53.680

(incl. 22% surcharge)
Gouache
Signed and dated lower right. On grained paper. 41,9 x 60,3 cm (16,4 x 23,7 in), the full sheet

The sheet will be included into the forthcoming œuvre catalog of watercolors, gouaches and drawings by Nay, which is currently prepared by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler and Dr. Magdalene Claesges, Cologne.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Berlin.

Ernst Wilhelm Nay left Hofheim in the Taunus in October 1951 and settled in Cologne. In the environment of a big city that is slowly beginning to recover from the war, Nay completed the final steps towards abstract painting. Our work originates from a period when his creation was in transition, the work group of the "Rhythmischen Bilder" [Rhythmic Images] belongs to the so-called "Scheibenbildern" [Disc Images], which belong to the artist’s most renowned works. The work is still dominated by an impetuous rhythmic gestus, which finds expression in individually set color forms accompanied by the meter of black lines and dots. Music as a source of inspiration for Nay becomes obvious right away, it is particularly the works of Strawinsky, Hindemith and Schönberg as well as the music of progressive musicians such as Nono, Boulez and Stockhausen. In the following years the color fields in Nay‘s works format to discs and thus perform a change to planar painting. [SM].




100
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ohne Titel, 1954.
Gouache
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,000
Sold:
€ 53,680 / $ 53.680

(incl. 22% surcharge)