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

Product of France

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Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Product of France
signed 'max ernst' (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'max ernst 1935 Product of France' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
7 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. (19.2 x 24 cm.)
Painted in 1935
Provenance
André Bénéteau, São Paulo.
Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milan, by 1970.
Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York.
Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva (no. 858).
Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner in 1974.
Literature
W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1929-1938, Cologne, 1979, no. 1878, p. 160 (illustrated; dated '1932').
Exhibited
London, Hanover Gallery, Max Ernst: Early and Recent Paintings and Sculpture, July - August 1965, no. 44.
Turin, Galleria Galatea, Max Ernst, October - November 1966, no. 23.
Bologna, Galleria de' Foscherari, Max Ernst, November - December 1970, no. 21 (illustrated).
Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Exposition Max Ernst: Peintures, sculptures, collages, frottages, March - April 1977, no. 12 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

'Just as a poet listens to his involuntary thought processes and notes them down, so a painter projects on paper or canvas what is suggested to him by his visual imagination.’
- Max Ernst

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