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Co-founder of the Viennese Aktionism movement, Hermann Nitsch was instrumental in reforming the face of sixties art, shunning the illusionary confines of traditional painting and sculpture, reinventing an art that exists in real, corporeal, and violent terms.

Hermann Nitsch was celebrated and reviled in equal measure as he took the semblance of a pagan ceremony and incorporated robed processions, symbolic crucifixion, drunken excess, nudity, animal sacrifice, the drinking of blood, and the ritualistic incorporation of viscera and entrails. Even today, his audiences aren’t mere visitors, but active participants in his artistic liturgies.

Hermann Nitsch’s work draws parallels between religion and the ritualistic spiritualism of creativity. Heavily entrenched in ancient philosophy and a dissident, questioning Christian theology, he actively seeks catharsis through pain and compassion, a rigorously disciplined quest for ethereal release and enlightenment through an embracing of primal instinct and ancient sacrament.

Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938, Vienna, Austria) lives and works at Prinzendorf Castle on the Zaya River, Lower Austria. His works are exhibited in the two Nitsch Museums in Mistelbach and Naples as well as in the Nitsch Foundation in Vienna and can be found in the permanent collections of preeminent international museums and galleries, including: MoMA, Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum New York, Tate Gallery London, The Centre Pompidou Paris, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and many more.

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Selected Works
2017
Acrylic on Canvas with Shirt
79 x 59 inches (200 x 150cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schuttbild (75th Painting Action)

2017
Acrylic on Canvas with Shirt
79 x 59 inches (200 x 150cm)

2017
Acrylic on Canvas
59 x 79 inches (150 x 200cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schuttbild (75th Painting Action)

2017
Acrylic on Canvas
59 x 79 inches (150 x 200cm)

2007, Unique A/P
Mixed-media on three original cotton Relics from his six-day play performed August 3-9 at Prinzendorf in 1998
79 x 118 inches (200 x 300 cm) overall -  Marc Straus Gallery
Grablegung (Entombment of Christ)

2007, Unique A/P
Mixed-media on three original cotton Relics from his six-day play performed August 3-9 at Prinzendorf in 1998
79 x 118 inches (200 x 300 cm) overall

2014
Acrylic on Canvas
78.75 x 118 inches (200 x 300cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schuttbild

2014
Acrylic on Canvas
78.75 x 118 inches (200 x 300cm)

2016
Acrylic on Canvas (with painted Shirt)
78.7 x 118 inches (200 x 300cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schuttbild

2016
Acrylic on Canvas (with painted Shirt)
78.7 x 118 inches (200 x 300cm)

2012
Acrylic on Canvas
78.7 x 78.7 inches (200 x 200cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schuttbild

2012
Acrylic on Canvas
78.7 x 78.7 inches (200 x 200cm)

2010
Acrylic on Canvas with Painted Shirt
200 x 300cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schuttbild

2010
Acrylic on Canvas with Painted Shirt
200 x 300cm

1983
Oil on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

1983
Oil on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm

1992
Oil on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 inches / 200 x 300 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

1992
Oil on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 inches / 200 x 300 cm

2013
Acrylic on Canvas
39 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches / 100 x 80 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

2013
Acrylic on Canvas
39 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches / 100 x 80 cm

1998
Blood and Acrylic on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

1998
Blood and Acrylic on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm

2010
Blood and Acrylic on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

2010
Blood and Acrylic on Canvas
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm

2010
Oil on canvas and painting on shirt
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

2010
Oil on canvas and painting on shirt
78 3/4 x 118 1/4 in
200 x 300 cm

2013
Acrylic on Canvas
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in
200 x 200 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

2013
Acrylic on Canvas
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in
200 x 200 cm

2011
Acrylic on Canvas
212 1/2 x 157 1/2 in
540 x 400 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

2011
Acrylic on Canvas
212 1/2 x 157 1/2 in
540 x 400 cm

2013
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 200cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schuttbild

2013
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 200cm

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