Lot 119
  • 119

Max Ernst

150,000 - 250,000 USD
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  • Max Ernst
  • Shell
  • Signed max ernst (lower right); signed max ernst and inscribed al mio amigo Egidio (on the reverse)
  • Oil on panel
  • 16 1/8 by 12 7/8 in.
  • 41 by 32.7 cm


Egidio Constantini, Venice (a gift from the artist)
Weintraub Gallery, New York
Jakob Weintraub, New York
A gift from the above circa the 1960s


Werner Spies, Sigrid & Günter Metken & Jürgen Pech, Max Ernst, Werke 1964-1969, Cologne, 2007, no. 4071, illustrated p. 115

Catalogue Note

The present work was a gift from the artist to Egidio Constantini, the famed Italian born glassmaker who revitalized the art glass industry on the Island of Murano. Sponsered by Peggy Guggenheim, Constantini would go on to collaborate with Max Ernst, Jean Arp and Pablo Picasso amongst other artists on glass sculpture of their work. Constantini's collaborations with these artists were featured in the Museum of Modern Art's 1965 Sculptures in Glass exhibition, and the Collection of Jules and Gladys Reiner features several examples.