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

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MAX ERNST (1891-1976)
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signed 'max ernst' (lower right)
oil on panel
5 ½ x 3 ¾ in. (14 x 9.4 cm.)
Painted in 1958
Provenance
André and Henriette Gomès, Paris; their sale, Briest, Paris, 18 June 1997, lot 156.
Dr Arthur Brandt, by whom acquired at the above sale; his sale, Sotheby's, Paris, 21 October 2017, lot 141.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst: Oeuvre-Katalog, Werke 1954-1963, Cologne, 1998, no. 3368, p. 166 (illustrated).
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.

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Lot Essay

'The joy in every successful metamorphosis conforms ... with the intellect's age-old energetic need to liberate itself from the deceptive and boring paradise of fixed memories and to investigate a new, incomparably expansive area of experience, in which the boundaries between the so-called inner world and the outer world become increasingly blurred and will probably one day disappear entirely' (M. Ernst, What is Surrealism?, Paris, 1934).

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