Max Ernst - For: John Russell, Max Ernst. Life and Work, New York 1967
For: John Russell, Max Ernst. Life and Work, New York 1967
Collage, coloured chalk and India ink on paper 17.9 x 13.2 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'Max Ernst' in red lower right, dedicated and dated 'à Georges Shéhadé. 2.11.1966' in pencil lower left. - The mat opening slightly browned with lightstain.
In 1966, Max Ernst created various collaged and partially dedicated illustration templates for the book 'Max Ernst. Life and Work' by John Russel, published in 1967 (cf. Spies/Metken 4114-4148). The person named in the dedication is most probably the poet and dramatist Georges Shéhadé (1905-1989), who sympathised with the surrealists.
Spies/Metken 4137 ("Russell, Seite 132")
Gift from the artist to the former owner; Galerie Brigitte Shéhadé, Paris; Private collection, Rhineland