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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)

    Für Meret Der Tanz im Schmackenloch

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    Für Meret Der Tanz im Schmackenloch
    signed and inscribed 'FÜR MERET DER TANZ IM SCHMACKENLOCH. MAX ERNST' (along the lower edge); signed, dated and inscribed 'max ernst Paris April 1965' (on the reverse)
    pastel on paper
    9 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (24.5 x 20.5 cm.)
    Executed in April 1965


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    Provenance

    Meret Oppenheim, Berne, a gift from the artist.
    Il Fauno Galleria d'Arte, Turin.
    Luciano Anselmino, Turin.
    Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner, and thence by descent.


    Literature

    W. Spies, S.& G. Metken, J. Pech, Max Ernst, Werke 1964-1969, Cologne, 2007, no. 4085 (illustrated p. 122).


    Exhibited

    Turin, Il Fauno Galleria d'Arte, Max Ernst, November - December 1970, no. 6 (illustrated).