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Lot # 13720


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Category: Art > European / Other

Opening Bid: $1.00

Auction Starts: 6/10/2018 11:00:00 AM ET

Auction Ends: 6/18/2018 3:00:00 PM ET


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Artist: Max Ernst (1891-1976)

Title: Unknown

Medium: Gouache on Paper

Signature: Signed lower right

Size: Framed approximately 20 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches

Framed: Framed as Shown

Biography: Max Ernst was a prominent German avant-garde artist who helped found both Dadaism and Surrealism. He worked in a variety of media including film, collage, painting, and frottage—a technique wherein he collected pencil rubbings of different objects surfaces as source material. Born on April 2, 1891 in Bruhl, Germany, Ernst began creating Dadaist works in Cologne during the late 1910s. Moving to Paris in 1922, he entered the milieu of several Surrealist artists, including Paul Éluard and André Breton. Ernst moved to New York with his wife the famed art collector Peggy Guggenheim in the 1940s. Ernst left Guggenheim to marry the young artist Dorothea Tanning in 1946. In 1954, he received the Grand Prize for painting at the Venice Biennale, and a major retrospective of his work followed the next year at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He died on April 1, 1976 in Paris, France. Today, Ernst’s works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Max Ernst Museum in Bruhl, Germany, among others.

Details: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by George Miller, U.S. Certified Appraiser. Winning bidder shall have 21 days after receipt of artwork for any further "due diligence" after which all sales are final.

Warranty: Item GUARANTEED to be as described

Appraised Value: $8,000.00-$10,000.00