8 February 2012
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
signed, numbered and stamped with the foundry mark 'max ernst 18/18 A.VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the top of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 17 in. (43.3 cm.)
Conceived in May 1974 and cast in a numbered edition of 18 plus two
Anonymous sale, Neumesiter, Munich, 16 November 2006, lot 560.
Galerie Thomas, Munich.
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 7 March 2007.
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E. Quinn, Max Ernst, London, 1977, pp. 18-23 (other casts illustrated).
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Sammlung Wald, September - November 2003.
The bronze edition of 'Janus' will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the complete work of Max Ernst being prepared by Werner Spies, Sigrid Metken and Jürgen Pech.
Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this cast.
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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