Oct 26, 2011 - Sale 2258

Sale 2258 - Lot 412

Price Realized: $ 7,800
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Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
MAX ERNST
Le Sonneur/Carte de l'Océan.

Color etching and embossing, 1950. 118x90 mm; 4 3/4x3 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, numbered 17/20 and inscribed "ép. d'art" in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Georges Visat, Paris. Published by Aux Éditions Premières, Paris. From La Chasse au Snark. A superb impression of this extremely scarce print.

The renowned Dada/Surrealist artist Max Ernst (1881-1976) moved to New York in 1941 to escape war-torn France. He created 2 etchings at Atelier 17 with Hayter in 1946-47 (Spies/Leppien 23 and 25). These intaglio prints, imbued with a Surrealist aesthetic, were a departure from his earlier Dada-inspired prints and foreshadow a shift in Ernst's future printmaking. Spies/Leppien 32 1 E and 32 2 B.