23 June 2004
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Mandala pour Alain
signed and dated 'max ernst 61' (lower right); titled 'Mandala pour Alain' (lower left); signed, dated and inscribed 'Monsieur Alain Bosquet, Paris Huismes le 19 VII 61. Cher Alain, pour une guéraison [sic] rapide, regardes le mandala fixément pendant 3 minutes à jeun chaque matin. Je t'embrasse. max' (on the reverse)
oil, painted collage and watercolour on panel
10 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (27 x 21.8 cm.)
Painted in 1961
Alain Bosquet, Paris, a gift from the artist in 1961.
Acquired from the estate of the above by the present owner.
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W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1954-1963, Cologne, 1998, no. 3587 (illustrated p. 279).
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