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Lot 292 D

Max Ernst - Ohne Titel

Auction 1110 - overview Cologne
01.06.2018, 17:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 5.000 € - 6.000 €
Result: 5.332 € (incl. premium)

Max Ernst

Ohne Titel
Circa 1922

Brownish pen and ink drawing on chequered card 12.4 x 7.9 cm Framed under glass. Signed 'max ernst' lower right. - Minimally browned.

The surreal composition with figurines, fuming cigarettes, hand and anchor comes from a group of pen and ink drawings on chequered paper that, according to Günter Metken, relate to illustration designs and drawings made around 1922/1923 for the magazine "Littérature". During these years, Max Ernst created similar works on poems by Paul Eluard, Robert Desnos, Benjamin Péret and others (cf. Spies/Metken 506 ff.).

Catalogue Raisonné

Not recorded by Spies/Metken


Confirmed to the previous owners by Günter Metken, Paris (1999)


Hauswedell & Nolte, Moderne Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, auction 346, 4. Dec. 1999, lot 881 with illus.; Galerie Remmert und Barth, Düsseldorf; Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia