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    Sale 2258 | Lot 412
    Price Realized: $7,800With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2258 Lot 412

      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.

      Estimate $5,000 - 8,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,800