Pfingstaktion, 1996

by Hermann Nitsch

Photography : fine art print 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch

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Numbered and limited to 25 copies

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Signed artwork


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Photography: fine art print

Dimensions cm inch

19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch Height x Width x Depth


Not framed




Everyday life




Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: Italy

Photography on Kodak professional paper - Signed and stamped by the official photographer of Hermann Nitsch and by Archivio Cibulka. The photo was taken during the performance N 96 Aktion at Giardini San Martino, Naples in 1996. This work is published in the catalog of the anthological exhibition in Italy. The catalog will be donated and sent together with the work. This edition of this picture shot is the only one left in circulation.The work has been kept flat and is not framed. Work exhibited and published, including expertise for execution for over 20 years. Investment value
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Hermann Nitsch, Pfingstaktion
Hermann Nitsch

Hermann Nitsch

Austria  • 1938

​Master Artists

Hermann Nitsch, born 29 August 1938 in Vienna, is an Austrian contemporary artist. Before focusing on painting, Nitsch has studied at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt (Institute of Graphic Arts) in Vienna (Austria).

In 1961, he created his first Schüttbilder (a version of the Dripping developed by the actionists) and, in collaboration with Otto Mühl and Adolf Frohner, he organized actions inspired by the Fluxus happenings and performances.

At this time he also developed the concept of the Orgien-Mysterien Theater (Theater of Orgies and Mysteries). Integrating all art forms -- painting, architecture, music, etc. -- the Orgien-Mysterien Theater, similar to Wagner's idea of Gesamstkunstwerk (total work of art), is supposed to gradually stimulate all the participants' senses until the moment of the climax, when each of them should become aware of their existence in their own differentway.

Since 1971, Nitsch has been organizing regularly his Orgien-Mysterien-Spiele at Schloss Prinzendorf (a castle in Austria), that he has bought the same year. His 100th performance, in the summer of 1998, designed as the culmination of his work, the "6-Tage-Spiel", lasted six whole days.

Hermann Nitsch's vision of the world is profoundly marked by mythical writers such as Sade, Nietzsche, Freud, Artaud or Bataille.

In the creation of his Orgien-Mysterien Theater, Hermann Nitsch is also a writer and composer. His actions are meticulously described and his partitions contain, besides musical pieces, action instructions and texts.
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