DescriptionMAX ERNST (German, 1891-1976)
India ink on paper
7-1/2 x 5-5/8 inches (19.1 x 14.3 cm)
Signed and dated in ink lower right: Max Ernst / 1922
Private collection, New York;
A Midwestern Institution;
Gertrude Stein, New York;
Rose Fried Gallery, New York, 1970.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, "The World According to DaDa," University of Iowa, June 11-August 7, 1988.
S. Foster, The World According to DaDa, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, exhibition catalogue, 1988, fig. 44, p. 114, cat. #108, p. 297, illus.
This drawing is particularly significant since it demonstrates the careful planning Max Ernst used as preparatory studies for his first collage-painting illustrating his poems collection, Répétition. This drawing is for Invention, one of the collections of poems by Paul Eluard.
Overall slight to moderate paper discoloration throughout; a few minor spots of light surface soiling, mostly along edges; some scattered crimps to paper; faint possible water stains, visible in flowers near center bottom, as well as along the extreme right edge. This work is separate from its matted and glassed frame. Framed Dimensions 15 X 17 Inches
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