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    Sale 5417

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    2 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 681

    Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938)


    Price Realised  


    Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938)
    signed and dated 'hermann nitsch 1965' (lower right); signed and dated hermann nitsch, 1965' (on the reverse)
    photo emulsion and dispersion on canvas
    50 3/8 x 40 1/8in. (128 x 102cm.)
    Executed in 1965

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    Anon. sale, Finarte Milan, 13 June 1990, lot 589.
    Private Collection, Italy.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct medium for this work is photo emulsion and dispersion on canvas, and not as stated in the catalogue.

    Pre-Lot Text

    ...with regard to both the tragic aspect of suffering and instants of extreme ecstasy and affirmation of life, art needs to have a sense of sacred solemnity.
    Hermann Nitsch