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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1043

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)

    Coucher de soleil

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    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    Coucher de soleil
    inscribed 'Coucher de Soleil au dessus de Pyramid Lake. Original oil painting by William Turner' (on the artist's mount); inscribed by Man Ray 'Coucher de Soleil au dessus de Pyramid Lake (Max Ernst)' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas mounted on paper
    Canvas size: 1 ½ x 2 1/8 in. (3.8 x 5.5 cm.)
    Sheet size: 8 1/8 x 6 in. (20.6 x 15.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1953


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    Werner Spies and Jürgen Pech have confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Man Ray, Paris (gift from the artist).
    Juliet Man Ray, Paris (by descent from the above); Estate sale, Sotheby's, London, 23 March 1995, lot 538.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD TO BENEFIT AMERICAN FRIENDS OF LE KORSA AND THREAD: ARTIST RESIDENCY AND CULTURAL CENTER
    Le Korsa is a non-profit organization that offers grants to deserving institutions and individuals in Senegal, empowering them to increase access to medical care, education, and the arts (aflk.org). Thread, its latest venture, is dedicated to using art as a means of developing linkages between rural Senegal and other parts of the globe (thread-senegal.org). We believe that art is the means of development—both economically and culturally, in Senegal and abroad.


    Exhibited

    Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Dalí, Picasso and the Surrealist Vision, October-December 2005, no. L.29.