• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 274

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)

    '...d'où le haut et le bas cessent d'être perçus contradictoirement'

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    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    '...d'où le haut et le bas cessent d'être perçus contradictoirement'
    signed 'Max Ernst' (lower right)
    brush and India ink heightened with gouache and collage on paper
    13 7/8 x 11½ in. (35.4 x 29.3 cm.)
    Executed in 1943


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    This collage was reproduced in the March 1943 issue of VVV, the Surrealist journal edited by David Hare and published in New York between 1942 and 1944 with contributions from prominent Surrealist artists including Max Ernst, André Breton and Marcel Duchamp, who all had left war-torn Europe for the United States.

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    Provenance

    Galleria Arturo Schwarz, Milan (no. 2304).
    Galleria Solaria, Milan.
    Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner in 1966.


    Literature

    VVV, no. 2/3, New York, March, 1943, p. 52 (illustrated).
    W. Spies, Max Ernst, Collagen, Inventar und Widerspruch, Cologne, 1974, p. 211, no. 493 (illustrated).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst: Frottagen, Collagen, Zeichnungen, Graphik, Bücher, Zurich, Frankfurt am Main & Munich, 1978-1979, p. 155.
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, Retrospektive 1979, Munich & Berlin, 1979, p. 171, no. 166.
    W. Spies, Max Ernst, Oeuvre-Katalog, Werke 1939-1953, Cologne, 1987, no. 2434 (illustrated p. 68).