BMC-7, Frank Nitsche
Frank Nitsche
BMC-7
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Frank Nitsche

BMC-7, 1999


Dimensions
155.0 x 135.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2392
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 as a gift from Frank and Ralf Lehmann
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

"BMC-7", a pictorial construction of curved lines, surfaces and forms, seems extremely peculiar despite the pastel colouring and the smooth colour transitions. Like the numerically abbreviated title, the abstract structure cannot be deciphered. It consists of fragments of several pictures that Frank Nitsche has taken from newspapers and magazines and painted together in such a way that a new form emerges that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the origin of the parts. Only in the artist's studio does the inventory of the pictures reveal itself. There, Nitsche has compiled an enormous database in which images of terror, accidents and environmental catastrophes can be seen in the immediate vicinity of film shots and images of medical interventions – a mixture of images that, in Nitsches' adaptation, acquires an elegant yet unsettling lightness.

About the Acquisition

The brothers Frank and Ralf Lehmann can look back with pride on the long existence of their gallery. They work today in two locations, Dresden and Berlin. After starting their activities from their own flat, the gallery was then officially founded by Ralf Lehmann in 1989, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, initially with a main focus on East German painting. Before long his brother, Frank, also joined in. Aside from the artist Eberhard Havekost, their programme includes Frank Nitsche - both of whom studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden and now rank among the internationally renowned representatives of German painting.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
BMC-7 (Original Title)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Frank Nitsche
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 as a gift from Frank and Ralf Lehmann

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Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D32 line (~ planimetry, geometry)
Secondary
  • 22C4 colours, pigments, and paints

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20.05.2020