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Hailed by many as the Pope of Viennese ’Aktionism’, Hermann Nitsch, together with Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, and Rudolf Schwartzkogler, reformed 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 lives and works at Prinzendorf Castle on the Zaya River, Lower Austria, as well as in Asolo, Italy. His works are exhibited in the two Nitsch Museums in Mistelbach and Naples as well as in the Nitsch Foundation in Vienna and in prestigious international museums and galleries.

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Selected Works
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

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

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
59 x 39 1/2 in
150 x 100 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Schüttbild

2013
Acrylic on Canvas
59 x 39 1/2 in
150 x 100 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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