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Max Ernst

Le Grand génie

Monumental Item

Estimate:

600,000 to - 800,000 USD

Property from an Important East Coast Collection

Max Ernst

Max Ernst

Le Grand génie

Le Grand génie

Estimate:

600,000 to - 800,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,048,500

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Property from an Important East Coast Collection

Max Ernst

1891 - 1976

Le Grand génie 


inscribed with artist's signature, dated 2004 and numbered 4/8 (on the base); stamped with foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris 

bronze

height (including base): 72¼ (184 cm.)

width: 88½ in. (225 cm.)

Conceived in 1967; this example executed in 2004 as number 4 from an edition of 8.


Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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Estate of the artist
Galerie Thomas, Munich
Acquired from the above in 2006 by the present owner

Exh. Cat., Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Max Ernst, 1975, no. 329, p. 164

Exh. Cat., Munich, Haus der Kunst & Berlin, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Max Ernst. Retrospektive 1979, 1979, no. 328, p. 349 & p. 300, illustration of another cast

Exh. Cat., Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Max Ernst, 1983, no. 127, p. 145 & p. 162, illustration of another cast

Ludger Derenthal & Jürgen Pech, Max Ernst, Paris 1992, no. 388, p. 285 & p. 236, illustration of another cast

Exh. Cat, Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Max Ernst: Sculptures, maisons, paysages, 1998, no. 125 & no. 129, p. 275 & p. 207, illustrations of another cast 

Exh. Cat., Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-West-falen, Max Ernst, Skulpturen, Häuser, Landschaften, 1998, no. 125, p. 320 & p. 207, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Berlin, Nationalgalerie Berlin; Munich, Haus der Kunst Munich, Max Ernst. Die Retrospektive, 1999, no. 147, pp. 208-209, illustration of another cast

Susanne Kaufmann, Im Spannungsfeld von Fläche und Raum, Studien zur Wechselwirkung von Malerei und Skulptur im Werk von Max Ernst, Weimar, 2003, no. 107, p. 111, p. 230 & pp. 296-297, illustration of another cast

Werner Spies, Jürgen Pech & Gunter Metken, Max Ernst: Werke 1964-1969, Cologne, 2007, no. 4592, p. 377, illustration of another cast

Exh. Cat., Stockholm, Moderna Museet & Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Art, Max Ernst, Dream and Revolution, 2008–2009, p. 252 & p. 200, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Vienna, Albertina & Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Max Ernst – Retrospektive, 2013, no. 179, p. 348, p. 299, illustration of another cast