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  • Provenance

    Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf
    Paul Gredinger, Switzerland
    Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1989)

  • Exhibited

    Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Max Ernst sculture/sculptures, May 16 – September 15, 1996, p. 192 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 198)


Portrait d’ un ancêtre (Portrait of an ancestor)

incised with the artist’s signature and number “max ernst VI/VII” and stamped with the Valsuani foundry mark on the reverse
bronze with green patina
17 x 11 x 8 in. (43 x 28 x 20 cm.)
Executed in 1975, this work is number 6 from an edition of 7 and is accompanied by a photo-certificate stamped with the artist’s monogram.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $175,000

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