Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Max Ernst (1891-1976)

Poète

Details
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Poète
signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with the foundry mark '2/3 MAX ERNST FA. 1964 E Costantini' (on the back of the base)
glass
Height: 28 1/8 in. (71.2 cm.)
Conceived in plaster in 1960 and cast in glass by Fucina degli Angeli in an edition of three plus one épreuve d'artiste; this version cast in 1964
Provenance
Peggy Guggenheim, Venice.
Nicolas Hélion, by descent from the above.
Private collection, Germany.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
C. de Wasseige, Egidio Costantini, Il Maestro dei Maestri, From Picasso to Fontana, Glass sculptures by the Greatest Artists of the 20th Century, Brussels, 1990 (another cast illustrated p. 106).
L. Tacou-Rumney, Peggy Guggenheim, a Collector's Album, Paris, 1996 (illustrated p. 60).
W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1954-1963, Cologne, 1998, no. 3817 (plaster cast illustrated p. 403).

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Dr Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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