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Lot 398 Dα

Max Ernst - Cheri Bibi

Auction 1059 - overview Cologne
27.11.2015, 18:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 8.000 € - 12.000 €
Result: 16.120 € (incl. premium)

Max Ernst

Cheri Bibi

Bronze Height 33.4 cm Signed 'max ernst' and numbered on the back of the cast-with plinth and foundry mark "VALSUANI" (barely legible). Cast 6/175. The bronze was created in 1973 according to the plaster mould of 1964 in an edition of 175 casts each. 15 épreuves d'artiste and some épreuves d'essai with green, brown and black patina. - With yellowish-brown patina. - Small white oxydation on the face, fine trace of rubbing to the beak.


Private possession, North Germany; Private collection, Lower Saxony


Werner Spies, Max Ernst. Skulpturen, Häuser, Landschaften, exhib. cat. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf, Cologne 1998, p. 183 with illus.; Jürgen Pech, Max Ernst - Plastische Werke, Cologne 2005, p. 206, with colour illus. p. 207