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  • Provenance

    James Carter, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the 1960s, Hermann Nitsch has defied traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture and performance. His famous, and indeed, infamous performances are provocative works that challenge our ideas of violence, transgression and pain. Nitsch's ‘Splatter' paintings exist as relics from the ritualistic and existential spectacles staged by the artist. With its utterly forceful display of paint and blood, the present lot expresses a terrifying but undeniable sense of beauty. Corporeally and metaphysically, the work conveys a potent contemplation of life and violence.


Schüttbild (Splatter Painting)

Dispersion on canvas.
200 × 300 cm (78 3/4 × 118 in).
Signed and dated 'Hermann Nitsch 1983' on the reverse.  

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £54,050

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2010