RITE OF PASSAGE
The Early Years of Vienna Actionism, 1960 – 1966
Curated by Hubert Klocker

  • Günter Brus — Ana, 1964–1974
    Series of eight photographs, photography by Otto Muehl
    38 x 48 cm / 15 x 18 7/8 in
  • Günter Brus — Ana, 1964–1974
    Series of eight photographs, photography by Otto Muehl
    38 x 48 cm / 15 x 18 7/8 in
  • Günter Brus — Untitled, 1965
    Pencil on paper
    70 x 50 cm / 27 1/2 x 19 5/8 in
  • Günter Brus — Selbstbemalung I (Kopfzumalung) [Self-Painting I (Total Head Painting)], 1964
    Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
    30 x 23 cm / 11 3/4 x 9 in
    © Günter Brus, Photo by Ludwig Hoffenreich; Courtesy Collection Hummel, Vienna and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
  • Günter Brus — Selbstbemalung (Self-Painting), 1964
    Ink, pen and aluminium foil on paper
    29.5 x 20.7 cm / 11 5/8 x 8 1/8 in
  • Günter Brus — Untitled, 1963
    Dispersion on canvas
    196.5 x 466 x 3.5 cm / 77 3/8 x 183 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Günter Brus — Aktionsmalerei (Action Painting), 1962
    Acrylic and dispersion on packing paper
    143.5 x 135 cm / 56 1/2 x 53 1/8 in
  • Otto Muehl — Materialbild (Material Painting), 1961
    Recto: mixed media on hardboard
    Verso: oil on hardboard
    59 x 62.5 x 7 cm / 23 1/4 x 24 5/8 x 2 3/4 in
    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Bildrecht, Vienna
  • Otto Muehl — Untitled, 1961
    Wood, fabric, dispersion and cord on cardboard
    114 x 82 x 17 cm / 44 7/8 x 32 1/4 x 6 3/4 in
    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Bildrecht, Vienna
  • Hermann Nitsch — Brot und Wein (Bread and Wine)–1961
    Tempera and dispersion on wall plaster on canvas
    on fiberglass board
    147.2 x 150 x 2.8 cm / 58 x 59 x 1 1/8 in
    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Bildrecht, Vienna
  • Hermann Nitsch — Untitled, 1960
    Multicoloured wax, chalk and lipstick on hardboard
    58.5 x 47.5 x 4.5 cm / 23 x 18 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
    © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Bildrecht, Vienna
  • Rudolf Schwarzkogler — 3rd action, 1965
    Black and white photograph on baryta paper
    22.3 x 17.8 cm / 8 3/4 x 7 in
    © 2014 Austrian Ludwig Foundation. Courtesy museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien, on loan from the Austrian Ludwig Foundation; Courtesy Private Collection, Vienna
  • Rudolf Schwarzkogler — 4th action, 1965
    Black and white photograph on baryta paper
    24.2 x 29.6 cm / 9 1/2 x 11 5/8 in
  • Rudolf Schwarzkogler — 1st action, Hochzeit (Wedding), 1965
    Suite of 5 facsimile prints
    60.4 x 50.7 cm / 23 3/4 x 20 in