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Mit vielfältigem Gelb, 1958

Oil on canvas
39 2/5 × 31 9/10 in
100 × 81 cm
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay was born in Berlin in 1902, the second of six children. After finishing high school and having broken off his …

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Signed, dated and titled on the stretcher: Nay - mit vielfältigem Gelb - 1958.
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay
German, 1902–1968
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay deftly adapted his Expressionist style to the climate of post-war abstraction, maintaining subtle and individual use of color while expressing energy with quick brushstrokes. White Spring (1963), part of his purely abstract series of oil paintings composed mainly of loose circles (“Disks” 1955-63), exemplifies his capacity for deep conceptual and expressive meaning. For Nay, the disks represented a fundamental, universal form, free of personal connotations. Color remained central to Nay’s paintings, gouaches, and drawings, as he simplified forms and cooled his palette—sometimes applying daring color combinations—to create spaceless compositions of planes in late works such as Sinus (1966). Unlike many of his peers, Nay eschewed the influence of second-generation Abstract Expressionism and the newly emerging threads of Op, Pop, and Minimalist art.

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Koller Auctions

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Property subject to VAT. For further information regarding lot specific stipulations on the “Applicability of VAT”, refer to Section 2.4 of Koller’s Conditions of sale.

From the Catalogue:

Ernst Wilhelm Nay was born in Berlin in 1902, the second of six children. After finishing high school and having broken off his …

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Medium
Painting
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Signed, dated and titled on the stretcher: Nay - mit vielfältigem Gelb - 1958.
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Courtesy of Koller Auktionen
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
German, 1902–1968
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Ernst Wilhelm Nay deftly adapted his Expressionist style to the climate of post-war abstraction, maintaining subtle and individual use of color while expressing energy with quick brushstrokes. White Spring (1963), part of his purely abstract series of oil paintings composed mainly of loose circles (“Disks” 1955-63), exemplifies his capacity for deep conceptual and expressive meaning. For Nay, the disks represented a fundamental, universal form, free of personal connotations. Color remained central to Nay’s paintings, gouaches, and drawings, as he simplified forms and cooled his palette—sometimes applying daring color combinations—to create spaceless compositions of planes in late works such as Sinus (1966). Unlike many of his peers, Nay eschewed the influence of second-generation Abstract Expressionism and the newly emerging threads of Op, Pop, and Minimalist art.

Mit vielfältigem Gelb, 1958

Oil on canvas
39 2/5 × 31 9/10 in
100 × 81 cm
Bidding closed
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