Untitled (Figurative Study) signed 'Max Ernst' (lower right) pencil on paper 12 1/8 x 9 1/8in. (30.8 x 23.2cm) Drawn in 1944
PROVENANCE Alexander Iolas Gallery, New York. Private Collection, New York. By descent from the above to the present owners.
"I was surprised by the sudden intensification of my visionary capacities and by the hallucinatory succession of contradictory images superimposed, one upon the other, with the persistence and rapidity characteristic of amorous memories" - Max Ernst
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Dr. Jürgen Pech. This work will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of Max Ernst currently in preparation.
'Untitled' is a preparatory drawing for the dry point etching 'Correspondances dangerouses' published in 1947. The date of the work should read 'Drawn in 1947'.
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