Hermann Nitsch, ‘Untitled’, Painting, Oil on canvas, Finarte
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Hermann Nitsch

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Oil on canvas
37 × 25 3/5 in
94 × 65 cm
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cm 94x65

Signed and dated on the reverse: Hermann Nitsch 1984

Work registered with Atelier Hermann …

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Hermann Nitsch
Austrian, b. 1938
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In his over a 55-year career, Hermann Nitsch has pushed the limits of performance art, staging bloody, ritualistic events across the world. Nitsch is frequently associated with the Viennese Actionists, a group of off-kilter Austrian artists who reinvented art in violent terms. Other noteworthy members included Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. Nitsch’s most well-known work is the Orgien Mysterien Theater (1960s–ongoing), which he has performed over 100 times and which has provoked outrage since its inception. These bacchanalian performances include mock religious sacrifices, crucifixion, blood, entrails and nude participants, and produce paintings reminiscent of the revelry that created them. Nitsch is also a painter, creating large canvases pulse with deep reds, blues, and greys, reminiscent of blood spatters. Although Nitsch’s work may appear shocking to onlookers, it is rooted in art history, drawing inspiration from Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece (1512–1516) and the hanging meats found in some of Rembrandt’s works. Nitsch exhibited work at the 2013 and 2011 Venice Biennale.

Hermann Nitsch, ‘Untitled’, Painting, Oil on canvas, Finarte
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Signed and dated on the reverse: Hermann Nitsch 1984

Work registered with Atelier Hermann Nitsch, n. 330 and accompained with photo certificate of authenticity.

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Hermann Nitsch
Austrian, b. 1938
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In his over a 55-year career, Hermann Nitsch has pushed the limits of performance art, staging bloody, ritualistic events across the world. Nitsch is frequently associated with the Viennese Actionists, a group of off-kilter Austrian artists who reinvented art in violent terms. Other noteworthy members included Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. Nitsch’s most well-known work is the Orgien Mysterien Theater (1960s–ongoing), which he has performed over 100 times and which has provoked outrage since its inception. These bacchanalian performances include mock religious sacrifices, crucifixion, blood, entrails and nude participants, and produce paintings reminiscent of the revelry that created them. Nitsch is also a painter, creating large canvases pulse with deep reds, blues, and greys, reminiscent of blood spatters. Although Nitsch’s work may appear shocking to onlookers, it is rooted in art history, drawing inspiration from Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece (1512–1516) and the hanging meats found in some of Rembrandt’s works. Nitsch exhibited work at the 2013 and 2011 Venice Biennale.

Hermann Nitsch

Untitled

Oil on canvas
37 × 25 3/5 in
94 × 65 cm
Bidding closed
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