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

Roi, reine et fou

Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Roi, reine et fou
signed and numbered 'Max Ernst 25/35' (on top of the bronze base); with foundry mark 'A. Valsuani cire perdue' (on the side of the bronze base)
bronze with a gold patina
14.5 x 30 x 9.5 cm. (including the bronze base)
Conceived in 1929, this is number 25 from the edition of 35
Galerie Collection d'Art, Amsterdam.
Acquired from the above by Piet and Ida Sanders in 1978.
W. Spies (a.o), Max Ernst: Oeuvre-Katalog: Werke 1929-1938, Cologne 1979, no. 1683, p. 61 (another cast illustrated), as: Roi, reine et fou.
J. Pech and M. Ernst, Max Ernst: sculpture, Milan 1996, p. 125 (another cast illustrated).
Amsterdam, Galerie Collection d'Art, Max Ernst: sculpturen en grafiek, 3 June-2 July 1978, no 1.
Rivoli, Castello di Rivoli/Museo d'arte contemporanea, Max Ernst: sculptures, 16 May-15 September 1996 (another cast exhibited).
Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Collectie Piet en Ida Sanders. Leven met kunst, 30 June-21 October 2012.
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Lot Essay

The individual figures in this sculpture were originally designed in 1929-1930. In the early 1970's, Ernst authorized the Societé de Diffusion d'Oeuvres Plastiques et Multiples, Paris, to cast a bronze edition.

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