Sale: 433 / Post War I, June 11. 2016 in Munich Lot 902

 

902
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Komposition, 1957.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 16,560
Sold:
€ 82,500 / $ 75,900

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Komposition. 1957.
Watercolor.
Signed and dated lower right. On laid paper. 41.9 x 60.5 cm (16.4 x 23.8 in), size of sheet.
[AP/EH].

The work will be included into the forthcoming 3rd volume of the catalog raisonné of works on paper, compiled by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler and Dr. Magdalene Claesges, Cologne.

The color discs stand side by side in varying density, the surfaces partly overlap one another, adding severe cumulation to the dense composition. However, the play with lucency makes for a pleasant lightness. This work is a wonderful example of how Ernst Wilhelm Nay's seemingly random images are based on intensively developed compositions.



902
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Komposition, 1957.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 16,560
Sold:
€ 82,500 / $ 75,900

(incl. 25% surcharge)