Hermann Nitsch - Contemporary Art London Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

  • Catalogue Essay

    The blank canvases incorporated as backdrops to his performances are sometimes smeared in blood, while others are violently attacked with symbolic red and purple paint. In the gallery, Hermann Nitsch’s Splatter paintings exist as holy ‘relics’: icons of metaphysical significance, radiating an aura of edification. They convey a terrible beauty, a sublime contemplation of life, violence, transgression and extremity.

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Schüttbild Malaktion (Splatter Painting)

1986
Oil on canvas.
73 1/8 x 102 1/4 in. (185.7 x 259.7 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Hermann Nitsch 1986 Schüttbild Malaktion” on the reverse.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £48,000

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm
London