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  • Provenance






    Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Nitsch’s endeavour to initiate the ritual of rituals must be seen against the broader background of the idea that art is the successor of religion. To phrase it in his own words: ‘To me, art is a kind of priesthood, since traditional religions have lost their spell’. In a manifesto he says of the ‘existential-sacral’ painting: ‘We strive for a consequent sacralisation of art and for a thorough spiritualization of existence whereby man becomes the priest of Being’. And ‘man’, such as, of course, Nitsch himself: ‘I am the very expression of the whole creation’.”
     
    (Stefan Beyst, ‘Hermann Nitsch’s Orgien Mysterien Theater’, September 2002)

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Golden Love

1974
Collage, coloured crayon, gouache and felt-tip marker on paper laid on canvas.
158 x 323 cm. (62 1/4 x 127 1/8 in).

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 ♠ †

Sold for £37,250

Contemporary Art Evening

12 Feb 2010
London