Hermann Nitsch - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

  • Catalogue Essay

    Firstly, we can see very strict organisation of the ritual. The same set of elements is reproduced; the roles of participants and spectators are rigidly determined; an opportunity of improvisation is reduced to a minimum. Properly speaking, there is only one person who develops any creative activity Nitsch himself. The others merely realize his scenario or passively observe what’s going on. Gorny, Bloody Man:The RitualArt of Hermann Nitsch, April, 1993


Splatter Painting

Oil on canvas.
199.5 x 300 cm. (78 1/2 x 118 1/8 in).
Signed and dated ‘Hermann Nitsch 1990’ on the reverse.

£20,000 - 30,000 ‡♠

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm