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Max Ernst

L'esprit de Locarno

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Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 EUR

Max Ernst

Max Ernst

L'esprit de Locarno

L'esprit de Locarno

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 EUR

Max Ernst

1891 - 1976

L'esprit de Locarno


titled L'esprit de Locarno (lower left on the artist's mount)

collage on paper

 collage: 24 x 18,8 cm; 9½ x 7⅜ in.; mount: 32,5 x 24,9 cm; 12¾ x 9¾ in. 

Executed in 1929.


We are grateful to Dr. Jürgen Pech for his assistance in cataloguing this work.

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Max Ernst

1891 - 1976

L'esprit de Locarno


titré L'esprit de Locarno (en bas à gauche sur le carton de montage de l'artiste)

collage sur papier

collage: 24 x 18,8 cm; 9½ x 7⅜ in.; carton de montage: 32,5 x 24,9 cm; 12¾ x 9¾ in.

Exécuté en 1929.


Nous remercions Dr. Jürgen Pech de l'aide apportée à la rédaction de cette fiche.

Collage: collage elements are stable. There is a repaired tear (approx. 5cm long) and a spot of minor discolouration, probably humidity mark, in the upper left corner. There are some minor spots of paper skinning in places, most predominately to the clouds below the heels. The collage elements are slightly light stained.

Artist's mount: affixed to the mount with transparent plastic corners at all four corners. There are a few pinholes to the centre of the lower and upper edges. There are a few creases along the extreme edges and some minor mount staining along the edges.

This work is in overall good condition.


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Jean Cocteau, Paris
Nicole Stéphane, France
Private collection, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Werner Spies, Max Ernst – Oeuvre Katalog, Werke 1925-1929, Houston, 1976, no. 1401, illustrated p. 312
Werner Spies, Max Ernst – Collagen, Cologne, 1974, no. 206, illustrated np and mentioned pp. 128 & 489
La Révolution Surréaliste, no. 12, 5th year, December 15, 1929, illustrated p. 23
Lugano, Lugano Arte e Cultura, Meret Oppenheim and her Artist Friends, 2017

This work is an illustration template for Morceaux choisis de l'histoire de France, a planned, but never materialized history of France.

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Cette œuvre est un modèle d'illustration pour Morceaux choisis de l'histoire de France, une histoire de France planifiée mais jamais réalisée.