Ohne Titel. 1958. Watercolor. Signed, dated and inscribed "G" in lower right. On firm paper. 60.2 x 41.9 cm (23.7 x 16.4 in), size of sheet.
• On the auction market for the first time in 50 years. • From a very important phase of the "Disc Picture" period during which Nay contrasted fields of warm and cold colors with deep black and foggy grayish discs. • Other watercolors from this year are in possession of, among others, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Kunsthalle Bremen, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, athe State Graphic Collection Munich and the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum in Düren.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Germany. Private collection Rhineland (inherited from aforementioned in 1992). Ever since family-owned.
LITERATURE: Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 2nd auction, May 21, 1969, lot no. 979 (with illu. on p. 235).