Hermann Nitsch

As one of the most important representatives of the Viennese Actionism, Hermann Nitsch has made a name for himself with his so-called "Schüttbilder" (splatter paintings) made of blood.

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1938 Born in Vienna 1957 First ideas for the Orgien-Mysterien-Theater 1960 Performances and exhibitions in Vienna; several court trials and three terms of imprisonment 1962 - 70 More performances in Vienna, London, New York, Munich and Cologne 1971 Purchase of Prinzendorf Castle in Austria 1972 Participation in documenta V, Kassel 1982 Participation in documenta VII, Kassel 1988 Participation in the Biennale of Sydney; exhibitions: first major retrospective exhibition, Lenbachhaus, Munich; MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art), Vienna 1989 Teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts (Städelschule) in Frankfurt and teaching a class in Painting at the Salzburg Summer Academy 1990 Exhibitions: Rupertinum, Salzburg; National Gallery in Prague; Kunsthalle Krems 1992 Teaching at Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen 1998 6-Day-Play of the Orgien-Mysterien-Theater in Prinzendorf 1999 Exhibition of the relics of the 6-Day-Play in the MUMOK Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna, the Kiscelli Museum in Budapest, the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin and the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn 2004 2-Day-Play of the Orgien-Mysterien-Theater in Prinzendorf Castle; guest professorship at the University of Vienna, Institute of Theatre, Media and Film Sciences 2005 Award of the Gold Medal of Honour of the City of Vienna; award of the Grand Austrian State Prize; scenography for ?Le Renard?, Vienna State Opera 2006 Exhibitions: Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin and others 2007 Inauguration of the Herman-Nitsch-Museum in Mistelbach 2008 Inauguration of the Museo archivio labratorio Hermann Nitsch in Naples 2009 Presentation of his book ?Das Sein? (The Being) in Salzburg 2010 Exhibitions: Masterpieces of the Duerckheim collection in the Hermann Nitsch-Museum in Mistelbach


Acryl on canvas

Dimensions: 60 x 80 cm