Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Sat, Apr 23, 2022 12:00PM EDT
Lot 51

Max Ernst "Le Grand Ignorant" Screen, 72"h

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Marking(s); notes: signed in lithograph; from the edition of 99
Country of origin; materials: German; oil and collage on painted wood, metal, lithograph
Dimensions (H, W, D): 72.5"h, 65"w, 1.5"d fully outstretched (left and right panels 19.75"w each, center panel 25.25"w)
Additional Information: Three-panel screen based on Max Ernst's 1965 painting "The Great Ignoramus" is a mixed media multiple commissioned by Modarco S.A., Geneva, Switzerland in 1974.

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very good with exception of backings loose/taped (only visible from back side), some very minor surface wear and small nick to blue element

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