Max Ernst

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Max Ernst, 1891-1976

Mr Knife and Miss Fork - Death is Like Cousin Cynthia. 1931.

1931

Original photogram from a frottage in black and white. 1931. Unsigned as always (no signed edition). From the series of photograms created by Ernst for the album: Mr Knife and Miss Fork, René Crevel, Paris 1931. This impression from the separate edition issued in the same year with Le Livre d'Art Internationale, Arts et Metiers Graphiques, Paris 1931. Edition size not known. Rare.
Ref: Brusberg 31 (iii). Spiess-Leppien 13.

Note: The frottage/photogram prints that Ernst created to accompany an issue of the Rene Crevel short story 'Babylon' in 1931 are amongst his most creative Surrealist period works in printmaking. The album was issued in an edition of 200 but it is not known how many impressions of this image were issued in the separate edition for Le Livre d'Art Internationale

Fine fresh example. On textured photo-sensitised paper mounted onto a grey backing sheet, as issued. Excellent  condition. Printed to the sheet edge, as issued. Sheet: 177 x 113mm. (Backing sheet: 292 x 235mm)

Price: £750 (approx $1,005) (approx €840)
 
 
 
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