Lot 278. Tauromachia (bull-tamer) by Ernst Wilhelm Nay

Starting price:€ 75 000
Auction date:29.04.2017   13:00
ID 692
Lot 278Tauromachia (bull-tamer) by Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Ernst Wilhelm Nay (Berlin 1902 - Köln 1968).
Gouache/cardboard, 30,5 x 41,5 cm, lo. le. signiert a. dat. Nay 46, matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - Literature: Cat. rais.: The work is listed in the archive of the Ernst-Wilhelm-Nay-Stiftung as 46-086. - Provenance: Collection Max Paul Meier, Ascona; 1990 Galleria Henze, Campione d'Italia; 1992 gallery Klauspeter Westenhoff, Hamburg, Hamburg private collection. - One of the most important German painters a. graphic artists of post-war art. N. studied 1924-28 as master student of K. Hofer at the Berlin academy. In 1931 he was awarded the Villa Massimo prize. He also travelled Paris a. Norway, where he met E. Munch. N. lived to see himself to be considered as one of the leading artists of his time; among others his works were showcased at the Documenta I through III. - Mus.: Köln (Mus. Ludwig, Ernst Wilhelm Nay Stiftung), Hamburg, Hannover, Essen, Duisburg, Leipzig. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Gabler 'E. W. N. - Die Druckgraphik 1923-1968' u.a.

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