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MAX ERNST

(GERMAN, 1891 - 1976)

Le Roi Jouant Avec La Reine

1944


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LOT #4

MAY 16, 2017

Sotheby's, New York

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (Sale N09710)


Le Roi Jouant Avec La Reine cast in the 1950s by the Modern Art Foundry Regular price: $179.99 $ 15,987,500 USD Premium15,987,500 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

bronze

Measurements:

38.50 in. (97.80 cm.) (height)

Description:

cast in the 1950s by the Modern Art Foundry

Markings:

Inscribed max ernst and numbered I

Exhibited:

Stockholm, Moderna Museet, . Max Ernst, Målningar, collage, frottage, techningar grafik, böcker, sculpturer, 1917-1969 , 1969, no. 210, illustrated in the catalogue. Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Max Ernst , 1969-70, no. 155, illustrated in the catalogue . Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Max Ernst, Gemälde, Plastiken, Collagen, Frottagen, Bücher, 1970, no. 214, illustrated in the catalogue . Hamburg, Kunsthalle; Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft; Frankfurt, Fraknfurter Kunstverein; Berlin, Akademie der Künste; Cologne, Kunsthalle; Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries; Marseille, Musée Cantini; Grenoble, Maison de la Culture; Strasbourg, Ancienne Douane & Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ausstellung Max Ernst "Das innere Gesicht"/Max Ernst "A l'intérieur de la vue, " 1970-73, no. 92, illustrated in the catalogue (with the incorrect inscription J ) . New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Max Ernst Retrospective , 1975, no. 208, illustrated in the catalogue . Paris, Grand Palais, Max Ernst , 1975, no. 249, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature:

Max Ernst, . Beyond Painting and Other Writings about the Artists and His Friends , New York, 1948, illustration of the plaster p. 79. Carola Giedion-Welcker, Contemporary Sculpture, An Evolution in Volume and Space , New York, 1955, illustration of another cast p. 244 . Patrick Waldberg, Max Ernst , Paris, 1958, illustration of another cast p. 409 . Fernand Hazan, Dictionnaire de la Sculpture Moderne , Paris, 1960, illustration of another cast p. 88 (titled Le Roi jouant aux échecs avec sa reine ) . Max Ernst, Oeuvre Sculpté 1913-1961 (exhibition catalogue), Le Point Cardinal, Paris, 1961, illustration of another cast n.p. . Max Ernst (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York & The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1961, illustration of another cast p. 50 . John Russell, M ax Ernst, Life and Work , New York, 1967, illustration of another cast n.p. & cited p. 348 . Fred Licht, Sculpture, 19th and 20th Centuries , London, 1967, no. 285, illustration of another cast n.p. . Uwe M. Schneede, Max Ernst , Stuttgart, 1972, illustrated p. 182 . Edward Quinn, Max Ernst , New York, 1977, illustration of another cast p. 240 . Albert E. Elsen, Modern European Sculpture, 1918-1945, Unknown Beings and Other Realities , New York, 1979, discussed p. 44 . Max Ernst (exhibition catalogue), Glenbow Museum, Calgary, 1979, illustration of another cast p. 35 . Max Ernst, Retrospective (exhibiton catalogue), Haus der Kunst, Munich & Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 1979, illustration of another cast p. 319 . Werner Spies, Max Ernst, Loplop, Die Selbstdarstellung des Künstlers , Munich, 1982, illustration of another cast p. 173 . Max Ernst (exhibition catalogue), Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence , 1983, illustration of another cast p. 157 . " Primitivism" in 20th Century Art, Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit & Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 1984-85, illustration of another cast p. 568 . Werner Spies, Sigrid Metken & Günter Metken, Max Ernst, Oeuvre-Katalog: Werke 1939-1953 , Cologne, 1987, no. 2465.I, illustration of another cast p. 86 & illustration of the plaster p. 85 . Max Ernst, A Retrospective (exhibition catalogue), The Tate Gallery, London; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart & Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, 1991, illustration of another cast p. 255 . Max Ernst: The Sculpture (exhibition catalogue), Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach; University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley & Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1992-93, illustration of another cast n.p. . Werner Spies, Max Ernst, Sculpture, Maisons, Paysages (exhibition catalogue), Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris & Kunstsammlung Nordheim-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, 1998, illustration of another cast p. 137 & of the plaster p. 135 . Jürgen Pech, Max Ernst, The King Playing with the Queen , Berlin, 2002, illustrations of another cast on the cover & pp. 9, 15, 27, 33, 35, 39, 41-43, 46, 49, 53 & 57-58; illustration of the plaster p. 30; this cast discussed p. 34 . Max Ernst, A Retrospective (exhibition catalogue), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005, illustration of another cast in color p. 250 . Albstraum und Befreiung, Max Ernst in der Sammlung Würth (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthalle Würth, Künzelsau & Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2009-10, illustration in color of another cast p. 16 . Max Ernst: Retrospective (exhibition catalogue), Albertina, Vienna & Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, 2013, illustration in color of another cast and of the plaster pp. 300-01 . Max Ernst, Paraymyths: Sculpture, 1934-1967 (exhibition catalogue), Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2015, illustration of another cast p. 88

Provenance:

Jean & Dominique De Menil, Houston. . Acquired from the above . circa 1973


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