Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Max Ernst (1891-1976)


Max Ernst (1891-1976)
stamped with signature 'max ernst' and with silversmith's mark 'F Hugo' (on the underside)
polished silver
Height: 9½ in. (24.1 cm.)
Conceived in 1961; this silver version cast by 1965
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris.
Harry Torczyner, New York (acquired from the above, November 1965); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 20 November 1998, lot 706.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
J. Russell, Max Ernst, Life and Work, New York, 1967, p. 352, no. 144 (another cast illustrated, p. 330).
F. and P. Hugo, Max Ernst, sculptures d'or et d'argent, Salisbury, 1984 (another cast illustrated in color, n.p.; titled Monsieur and dated 1960).
W. Spies, S. and G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1954-1963, Cologne, 1998, vol. 6, p. 400, no. 3812,I (another cast illustrated).
S. Kaufmann, Im Spannungsfeld von Fläche und Raum, Studien zur Wechselwirkung von Malerei und Skulptor im Werk von Max Ernst, Weimar, 2003, p. 357 (plaster version illustrated).
J. Pech, Max Ernst, Plastische Werke, Cologne, 2005, p. 156 (plaster version illustrated).
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Max Ernst, A Retrospective, 1975, no. 265, p. 235 (illustrated).


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

This sculpture is one of two lifetime casts.