22 September 2009
SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Figur X (Sedona)
Height: 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1948; this plaster version executed circa 1965-1966
Jimmy Ernst, New Canaan, Connecticut.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (acquired from the above, 1966).
By bequest from the above to the present owner, 1981.
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W. Spies, Max Ernst Oeuvre-Katalog Werke 1939-1953, Cologne, 1987, p. 189, no. 2662 (another medium illustrated)
Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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