Hermann Nitsch | Biography & images

Hermann Nitsch was born in Vienna on 29 August 1938. He is a decisive founder of Viennese Actionism and is one of the most versatile contemporary artists: actionist, painter, graphic artist, composer (symphonies, organ concertos), stage designer. His Gesamtkunstwerk the Orgies Mysteries Theatre encompasses the broad spectrum of his art by requiring the use of […] continue

Record breaking auction result for Hermann Nitsch painting

Great auction result!   A red “Schüttbild” (action painting) by Hermann Nitsch from 1961 achieved a record-setting result of € 600,000 at Ketterer Kunst in Munich this weekend. This is the highest auction result so far for a painting by Hermann Nitsch. The painting was in the possession of the Haniel Collection in Duisburg for […] continue

NITSCH. Spaces of Color

NITSCH. Spaces of Color 17 May–11 August 2019 ALBERTINA, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna Painting is one of the disciplines encompassed by the “Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries” of Hermann Nitsch. His approach to this art form is deeply rooted in actionism, performance, and multimediality. Painting represents both the origin and the outcome of Nitsch’s actions. […] continue

Hermann Nitsch - Tools and Relics of the Orgien Mysterien Theater

Press release of the exhibition “Hermann Nitsch – Tools and Relics of the Orgien Mysterien Theater”   Duration: 15 November 2017 – 29 November 2018 During an action, tools that Hermann Nitsch defines in his scores, such as cotton cloths, stretchers and shirts, are stained with blood or sprayed with paint, regardless of their later […] continue

Press and commercial images

Hermann Nitsch is a member of the copyright collecting agency Bildrecht GmbH.

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