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    Sale 11793

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 141

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)

    The table-cloth in the Atlantic Ocean (projet d'illustration pour "Babylone" de René Crevel)

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    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    The table-cloth in the Atlantic Ocean (projet d'illustration pour "Babylone" de René Crevel)
    signed 'max ernst' (lower right)
    frottage and pencil on paper
    7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (18 x 11.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1931

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    Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 16 February 1961, lot 1.
    Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York (no. 8A).
    Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé, Paris; their sale, Christie's, Paris, 17 November 2009, lot 994.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1929-1938, Cologne, 1979, no. 1735, p. 88 (illustrated).
    R. Crevel, Babylon, Paris, 1988, p. 50 (illustrated).