6 February 2001
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
inscribed and numbered 'max ernst 8/9' (on the base)
bronze with black patina
14in. (35.8cm) high
Conceived in 1935 and cast in a numbered edition of ten from 0/9 to 9/9 plus three artist's proofs between 1957 and 1959.
Galleria d'Arte Mercurio, Biella (3051).
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W. Spies,S. Metken & G. Metken, Max Ernst Werke 1925-1938, Cologne 1979, no. 2160.1 (another cast illustrated p.309).
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