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Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 179

Lot description
Schwarz-Rot-Rosa. 1968.
Oil on canvas.
Scheibler 1291. Signed and dated on the stretcher. 130 x 110.5 cm (51.1 x 43.5 in).

- Characteristic example of E. W. Nays "elementary painting“.
- Shown at Walraff-Richartz-Museum Cologne and at the Hamburg Kunstverein

PROVENANCE: Michael Hertz, Bremen.
Private collection Northern Germany.

EXHIBITION: E.W. Nay Retrospective, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Colgone, April 18 - June 8, 1969/ Nationalgalerie Berlin, June 20 - July 28, 1969/ Städelsches Kunstinstitut Frankfurt a. M., August - September 1969/ Hamburger Kunstverein, October 4 - November 16, 1969, cat. 7.
Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York (with label on the stretcher)
E.W. Nay, Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Colgone, 1998/ 1999, illu. on p. 28.

LITERATURE: Hauswedell & Nolte 259th auction Hamburg 1985.
"This elementary painting does not employ conventional means that come from physics, color theory, complementary colors, color relations, optical events that can be created through colors, instead it uses artistically set color, invented, set in rhythms, dots, ribbons, in freely chosen, repeatable rows, red blue yellow, red blue yellow, in formal limits that come from the color itself. It is artistic thinking in colors.“
Quote after Ernst Wilhelm Nay 1966, in: ex. cat. Bilder Kommen aus Bildern. E. W. Nay 1902-68. Gemälde und unveröffentlichte Schriften aus vier Jahrzehnten. Krefelder Kunstmueen 1985, p. 90.

Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Schwarz-Rot-Rosa, 1968.
Oil on canvas
€ 150,000 / $ 169,500
€ 250,000 / $ 282.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)

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