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    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    Untitled (Queen), 1964
    Glass, in two parts
    23 x 10 x 10 inches (58.4 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
    Ed. 2/3
    Signed, dated, and numbered along the base

    PROVENANCE:
    Collection of Bernard an Rebecca Reis, New York;
    Collection of Barbara Poe Levee, Los Angeles, California, by descent;
    Private collection, Denver, Colorado, by descent.

    NOTE:
    In 1963, Max Ernst collaborated with the Murano glass studio Fucina degli Angeli to produce several series of glass multiples. The studio had been revived by Ernst's ex-wife and friend Peggy Guggenheim, who enlisted other artists such as Arp, Picasso and Cocteau to produce works there as well. Cocteau coined name for the foundry, which means, "Forge of the Angels". Egidio Constantini said of his collaboration with Max Ernst: "The works that I made with Max Ernst are among the most wonderful that the Fucina has produced".


    Condition Report*:

    There appears to be an internal crack in the top half of the sculpture.  It does not appear to break either side of the surface.  There appear to be glue remnants along the bottom and at the top where the two pieces secure together; light surface grime throughout.

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    May, 2016
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