Max Ernst - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Collector’s Digest

     

    •    This unique collection of Max Ernst works comes directly from the personal collection of renowned filmmaker Peter Schamoni. The two worked closely together on several collaborative projects, including the short 1966 film Maximiliana oder die widerrechtliche Ausübung der Astromomie. Representing the depth of their personal and professional relationship, the collection also includes works that were made especially for these film projects and were gifted directly to Schamoni by Ernst.

     

    •    The collection reflects key moments in the artist’s career and personal life, encompassing a range of works in a variety of mediums from the 1920s through to the 1960s. It also highlights Ernst’s consistent interest in scientific modes of inquiry and discovery, with works borrowing ideas from the disciplines of mathematics and astronomy.

     

    •    Exhibited extensively and previously on long-term loan to the Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, the works were also included in the internationally renowned 2013 exhibition Entdeckungsfahrten zu Max Ernst Die Sammlung Peter Schamoni.

     

    •    A highly significant artist of the 20th century avant-garde, Max Ernst’s works are frequently included in definitive accounts of Dada and Surrealism, and his works are held in the most important institutional collections worldwide.

    • Provenance

      Dorothea Tanning, New York
      Galerie Ernst Beyeler, Basel
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Munich, Galerie Schöninger; Munich, Art Select; New York, Cavaliero Fine Arts, Max Ernst. Gemälde - Collagen - Frottagen - Zeichnungen - Grafiken, circa 1982 - 84, p. 7 (illustrated)
      Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Max Ernst. Landschaften, June - September 1985, no. 35, p. 58
      Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde; Hamburg, Ernst Barlach Haus - Stiftung Hermann F. Reemtsma, Max Ernst Traumlandschaften, 13 June - 12 December 2004, no. 37, p. 115 (illustrated, p. 71)
      Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Entdeckungsfahrten zu Max Ernst / Die Sammlung Peter Schamoni, 24 February – 23 June 2013, p. 176 (illustrated, p. 94)

Maximiliana: Max Ernst from the Collection of Peter Schamoni

172

Claire de lune

signed 'MAX ERNST' lower right
oil on paper
15.4 x 21.1 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1947.

Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of Max Ernst now in preparation, edited by Prof. Dr. Werner Spies in collaboration with Dr. Jürgen Pech and Dr. Sigrid Metken.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £32,760

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20th Century & Contemporary Art

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021