Max Ernst

Ernst, Max

Maler, Graphiker und Bildhauer (1891–1976). Collection of partly autograph documents and other material. Verschiedene Orte. Zusammen 47 Bll. Verschiedene Formate.
$ 15,199 / 12.500 € (25372)

Most of the material relates to the sale of Ernst’s residency at Saint-Martin d’Ardèche in Southern France, where Ernst and Leonora Carrington (the British-born Mexican surrealist painter and novelist whom he had met in 1937) had lived from 1938 to 1941. The interior that both had created for their house was widely renowned as a masterpiece of materialized surrealist imagination (cf. Spies/Metken IV, p. VI). Due to the stress of circumstances (Ernst fled from German-occupied Europe in 1941), the sale was somewhat hasty, and the house was left as well as its whole inventory and decoration (cf.

catalogue of works, Spies/Metken, nos. 2304 ff.). – The present collection comprises letters from Ernst’s lawyer, inventories, a letter from Ernst wherein he cancels the electricity supply, a letter from the essayist Leon Kochnitzky (1892–1965) to Ernst, alarming him that the Germans had sequestrated three of his works at his Paris residency, 2 autogr. envelops, various letters and newspaper clippings, a photography, etc..

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Ernst, Max

Maler (1891-1976). Autograph letter signed, illustrated with 2 small drawings. Sellains. 1 p. 4to. Mit gedr. Briefkopf „83 - Seillans“.
$ 2,675 / 2.200 € (80443)

In this letter Max Ernst writes: „Merci, cher Makario ! de votre oeuvre ! accomplie ! merci !“ ("Thank you, dear Makario! for your work! accomplished! thank you!" With two small drawings typical for Max Ernst’s work. With the signature „Max et Dorothea Ernst“. The letter was written by Max Ernst geschrieben who also signed in place of Dorothea Tanning Max Ernst was a German-born prolific artist, who was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and surrealism. He had no formal artistic training, but his experimental attitude toward the making of art resulted in his invention of frottage—a technique that uses pencil rubbings of objects as a source of images—and grattage, an analogous technique in which paint is scraped across canvas to reveal the imprints of the objects placed beneath.

He is also noted for his novels consisting of collages. The letter is possibly addressed to Macarion Vitalis (1898-1989). He is considered one of the most important Filipino artists of the 20th century. Vitalis moved to Paris in the mid-1920 where he met Picasso, and other important modern painters. Vitalis is noted for his post-impressionist and cubist style of painting. Seillans is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. n the late Sixties and early Seventies Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning made Seillans their home..

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Ernst, Max

Maler, Graphiker und Bildhauer (1891–1976). Autograph letter with signature. With letterhead. Perforated. Receipt stamp. Paris. 4to. 1 p. Gelocht. Mit Briefkopf. Gelocht. Mit Eingangsstempel.
$ 1,824 / 1.500 € (80484)

Correspondence between Oskar Kokoschka and P.A. Ade, director of the Munich artgallery „Haus der Kunst“. Enclosed is the copy of a counter letter. In November 1971, Max Ernst was asked to provide several pictures for a Surrealist exhibition, which was planned for Munich in 1972 and then for Paris. Ade asks for three works in the possession of Ernst (“Dorothea Tanning: Birthday”, “Roberto Matta: Morphologie psychologique”) and his own work “Le Jardin des Hespérides” Ernst declines the requst: „[...] Zu meinem Bedauren kann ich über die von Ihnen gewünschten Bilder für die Zeit der Ausstellung im Haus der Kunst nicht verfügen.

[...]“ . (Translation: "To my regret, I cannot dispose of the pictures you have requested for the time of the exhibition in the Haus der Kunst." Max Ernst is one of the most important representatives of Dadaism and Surrealism in the 20th century. In 1910 Max Ernst moved to Bonn, where he met Expressionism and the painter August Macke, whose style influenced him for a while. After a while he looked for new forms of expression and came to Dada and Surrealism..

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Ernst, Max

Maler (1891-1976). Autograph dedication signed. In: Patrick Waldberg: Max Ernst. (Paris). 443, (5) SS. 4to. Leinen mit blindgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel.
$ 7,903 / 6.500 € (33317/BN28340)

"À René Margritte. Prince san rire. | son ami | Max Ernst". Together with another dedication signed by Patrick Waldberg.

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Ernst, Max

Maler (1891-1976). Autograph letter signed. Wohl Paris. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.
$ 3,040 / 2.500 € (48419/BN30870)

To the painter, art critic and writer Walter Kern (1898-1966), inviting him to lunch, and remarking that Hans Arp will come, too. - On stationery with printed letterhead of the hotel "Le Select".

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