MAX ERNST (1891-1976) Chéri Bibi 32.8cm (12 15/16in) high. (Conceived in 1973 in a numbered edition of 175; this bronze version cast at a later date.)

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Lot 38* AR
MAX ERNST
(1891-1976)
Chéri Bibi 32.8cm (12 15/16in) high.

Sold for £ 12,500 (US$ 15,942) inc. premium
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SANTA MONICA COLLECTION
MAX ERNST (1891-1976)
Chéri Bibi
signed 'max ernst' (verso), numbered '58/175' and stamped with the Valsuani foundry mark (on the base)
bronze with black patina
32.8cm (12 15/16in) high.
Conceived in 1973 in a numbered edition of 175; this bronze version cast at a later date.

Footnotes

  • The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Dr. Jürgen Pech. This work will be included in the forthcoming Vol. VIII of the Max Ernst catalogue raisonné, currently being prepared.

    Provenance
    Private collection.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 28 August 2012, lot 18.
    Private collection, Santa Monica (acquired at the above sale).

    Literature
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, Sculpture 1934 - 1974, New York, 1987 (another cast illustrated p. 44).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, The Sculpture, Edinburgh, 1990 (another cast illustrated no. 56).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst Skulptur, Malmö, 1995 (another cast illustrated p. 177).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, Rivoli, 1996 (another cast illustrated p. 184).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, Esculturas, obras sobre papel, obras gráficas, São Paulo, 1997 (another cast illustrated p. 99).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, Skulpturen, Klagenfurt, 1997 (another cast illustrated p. 139).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, Skulpturen, Dusseldorf, 1998 (another cast illustrated p. 183).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, esculturas sculptures, Lisbon, 1999 (another cast illustrated p. 87).
    W. Spies, exh. cat., Max Ernst, Sculptures, Maisons, Paysages, Paris, 1998 (another cast illustrated p. 183).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, The Surrealist Universe in Sculpture, Painting and Photography, Tokyo, 2000 (another cast illustrated p. 78).
    Exh. cat., Max Ernst, Okazaki, 2001 (another cast illustrated p. 149).
    J. Pech, Max Ernst, Plastische Werke, Cologne, 2005 (another cast illustrated pp. 206 - 207).
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