• Impressionist/Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 2198

    Impressionist/Modern

    22 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 97

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)

    Kopf Y (Sedona)

    Price Realised  

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    Kopf Y (Sedona)
    signed, dated and numbered 'Max Ernst 48 I/III' (on top of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 8¼ in. (21 cm.)
    Conceived in 1948; this bronze version cast circa 1967-1968


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    Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York.
    By bequest from the above to the present owner, 1986.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM


    Literature

    W. Spies, Max Ernst Oeuvre-Katalog Werke 1939-1953, Cologne, 1987, p. 189, no. 2663.I (another cast illustrated)