MAX ERNST (1891-1976)
MAX ERNST (1891-1976)
MAX ERNST (1891-1976)
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MAX ERNST (1891-1976)

Le bijoutier du ciel

Details
MAX ERNST (1891-1976)
Le bijoutier du ciel
signed, dated and inscribed 'max ernst 54 le bijoutier du ciel' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
31 7⁄8 x 25 1⁄2 in. (81 x 64.7 cm.)
Painted in 1954
Provenance
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired from the above on 25 March 1955 and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, London, 25 June 2008, lot 543.
Private collection, France, by whom acquired at the above sale; sale, Christie's, London, 2012, lot 134 ($1,222,195).
Private collection, New York, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Exhibited
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Max Ernst, February - March 1955, no. 18, n.p..
Tours, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours, Le Jardin de la France, October 2009 - January 2010, p. 208 (illustrated p. 59).
Special Notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
Christie's has provided a minimum price guarantee and has a direct financial interest in this lot. Christie's has financed all or a part of such interest through a third party. Such third parties generally benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold. See the Important Notices in the Conditions of Sale for more information.
Post Lot Text
This work will be included in the forthcoming volume of the Max Ernst Catalogue raisonné, currently being prepared by Werner Spies in collaboration with Sigrid Metken and Jürgen Pech.

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