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Max Ernst

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Maximilien Ernst was born in Brühl (Germany) in 1891; he studied in Bonn: philosophy, history of art and psychiatry. He began drawing very early. After the war, Ernst adhered to the Dada movement in Cologne. After a first personal exhibition organized in 1921, he settled down in Paris (1922). Two years later, he was one of the cosignatories for the "Manifesto of . . .

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Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Irréelle et gigantesque serrure au seuil du labyrinthe
Irréelle et...
1971 Original lithograph in three colors, signed in pencil by the artist, plate XIV from the suite of the illustrated book « Aux Petits Agneaux ».... Leppien-Spies n°196- XIV
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : A gauche et à droite du Recruteur …
A gauche et à...
1971 Original lithograph in two colors, signed in pencil by the artist, plate XIII from the suite of the illustrated book « Aux Petits Agneaux ».... Leppien-Spies n°196- XIII
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Aux Petits Agneaux III
Aux Petits Agneaux...
1971 Original lithograph in three colors, signed in pencil by the artist, plate III from the suite of the illustrated book « Aux Petits Agneaux ».... Leppien-Spies n°196- III
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : La dent de scie d’un éclair …
La dent de scie...
1971 Original lithograph in two colors, signed in pencil by the artist, Plate IX from the suite of the illustrated book « Aux Petits Agneaux ».... Leppien-Spies n°196- IX
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Nicolas Flamel
Nicolas Flamel
1971 Original lithograph in two colors, signed in pencil by the artist, plate V from the suite of the illustrated book « Aux Petits Agneaux ».... Leppien-Spies n°196-V
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Sentinelles muettes …
Sentinelles muettes...
1971 Original lithograph in two colors, signed in pencil by the artist, plate X, color variation of plate III, from the suite of the illustrated book... Leppien-Spies n°196-X
Original lithograph de Ernst Max : Oiseaux
Oiseaux
1962 Original lithograph in three colors, unsigned, from the issue n° 3 « Art de France », 1963. Printed by Mourlot. Published by Pierre Berès, Paris. Leppien/Spies n° 88
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Festin, Plate I
Festin, Plate I
1974 Original lithograph in colors, signed in pencil by the artist., conceived for the book "Festin". Pierre Chave Ed., Vence. Spies n°249
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Rythmes
Rythmes
1950 Original lithograph in five colours, signed in pencil by the artist. Publisher's blindstamp in lower left. Editions Guilde de la Gravure,... Leppien & Spies n° 48
Dedicated original etching de Ernst Max : Without title IV
Without title IV
1968 Original etching and aquatint, signed and annotated in pencil by the artist. Gérald Cramer Publisher, Geneva. Leppien & Spies n° 129
Poster de Ernst Max : Musée Cantini
Musée Cantini
1971 Poster, printed in lithographic technique, for the exhibition of the artist in the Musée Cantini, Marseille. Chave printer, Vence. Spies, Werner und Leppien, Helmut R., Max Ernst - Das graphische Werk, Köln 1975, 215
Signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Fruits défendus
Fruits défendus
1968 Photolithograph after a collage of the artist, signed in pencil by the artist, realized for the cover of the exhibition catalog of "Max Ernst.... Spies-Leppien n° A18 p. 259
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Histoire Naturelle II
Histoire Naturelle...
1972 Original lithograph in 2 colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Hatje Ed., Stuttgart. Spies n°222
Signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Judith, Plate IV
Judith, Plate IV
1971 Photolithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Judith". Ed. Manus Presse, Stuttgart. Leppien and Spies n°A28-B
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Sentinelles muettes à la porte des songes
Sentinelles muettes...
1971 Original lithograph in two colors, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Deux petits agneaux". Ed. Au Pont des Arts, Paris. Leppien and Spies n°196-X-B
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Paramythes
Paramythes
1967 Original lithograph in three colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Frontispiece of the book "Paramythes". Ed. Le Point Cardinal, Paris. Leppien and Spies n°115-G
Mourlot exhibition poster de Ernst Max : Le surréalisme, sources, histoires, affinités
Le surréalisme,...
1964 Poster, printed in lithographic technique by Mourlot, realized for the exhibition "Le surréalisme, sources, histoires, affinités" in the Gallery... Without
Lithograph poster de Ernst Max : Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes's cryptograms
Georges...
1980 Poster, printed in lithographic technique, for the exhibition "Cryptogrammes de Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes" to the Gallery Alphonse Chave in Vence.... Leppien n° A39
Poster de Ernst Max : Gallery Iolas
Gallery Iolas
Circa 1970 Poster printed in offset for the exhibition of the artist at the Gallery Iolas. Without
Signed etching aquatint de Ernst Max : Hans Neuenfels, Mundmündig
Hans Neuenfels,...
1963 Original etching and aquatint, signed in pencil by the artist, conceived for the frontispiece of the book "Hans Neuenfels, Mundmündig". Spies and Leppien n°90
Original signed etching de Ernst Max : Oiseau en péril
Oiseau en péril
1975 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Georges Visat Ed., Paris. Without
Signed print de Ernst Max : Vademekum mobile - ihr seid gewarnt
Vademekum mobile -...
1971 Photolithograph in 17 colors after a collage by Max Ernst of 1919-1920, signed for the pencil by the artist. Ed. Luciano Anselmino, Turin. Leppien n°A36
Signed print de Ernst Max : The air washed with water
The air washed with...
1973 Photolithograph in four colors after a painting of 1969 by Max Ernst, signed for the pencil by the artist. Ed. Luciano Anselmino, Turin. Leppien n°A43
Signed print de Ernst Max : Without title III
Without title III
1973 Photolithograph in six colors after a painting of 1926 by Max Ernst, signed for the pencil by the artist. Ed. Luciano Anselmino, Turin. Leppien n°A47
Signed print de Ernst Max : Hybrid I
Hybrid I
1973 Photolithograph in six colors after a painting and collage by Max Ernst of 1958, signed for the pencil by the artist. Ed. Luciano Anselmino, Turin. Leppien n°A45
Signed print de Ernst Max : Hybrid II
Hybrid II
1973 Photolithograph in six colors after a painting of 1926 by Max Ernst, signed for the pencil by the artist. Ed. Luciano Anselmino, Turin. Leppien n°A46
Original lithograph de Ernst Max : Pour un peu
Pour un peu
1967 Original lithograph, unsigned, from the book "Vingt-deux poèmes" by Jean Cassou. Erker Ed., St-Gallen. Leppien Spies n°122
Signed poster de Ernst Max : Déchets d'atelier
Déchets d'atelier
1968 Poster printed in photolithography by Pierre Chave, dedicated and signed in pencil by the artist. Spies-Leppien n°A16
Signed bronze multiple de Ernst Max : The Queen, the Bishop and the Rider
The Queen, the...
1952 Sculpture. Bronze multiple with brown patina, numbered and signed on the basis. Cast Guss Barth Elmenhorst, Paris. Published by the artist. Certificate of authenticity from the artist attached
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Starfisch
Starfisch
1950 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Guilde de la gravure, Geneva - Paris. Blindstamp. Spies-Leppien N°47
Poster de Ernst Max : Festin
Festin
1974 Poster, printed in lithographic technique by the Gallery Chave, Vence. Leppien Spies n°249 XI
Poster de Ernst Max : Gallery Alphonse Chave
Gallery Alphonse...
1976 Poster, printed in lithographic technique by the Gallery Chave, Vence. Leppien Spies n°237
Original signed etching de Ernst Max : Without title II
Without title II
1970 Original etching in 3 colors, aquatint, hantouched with watercolor (pink, yellow and green), signed in pencil by the artist. Georges Visat Ed., Paris. Spies n°144
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : La mort d'un arbre II
La mort d'un arbre...
1974 Original lithograph in 4 colors, signed and dedicated in pencil by the artist, for the book "La mort d'un arbre" (The death of a tree). Ed. Alice. Spies n°250
Original etching de Ernst Max : Ecritures
Ecritures
1970 Original etching in 3 colors, signed in pencil by the artist, executed for the book frontispiece "Ecritures". Le Point Cardinal Ed., Paris. Leppien-Spies n°134 ID
Signed print de Ernst Max : Judith IV
Judith IV
1971 Photolithograph after Max Ernst, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the book "Judith". Manus Presse Edition, Stuttgart. Spies/Leppien n°A 28 IV
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : The death of a tree
The death of a tree
1973 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. Essay proof of the first state before the ocher and yellow passage. Lithograph realized for the... Spies n°250
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : The beautiful gardener
The beautiful...
1971 Original lithograph in 3 colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Dumont Schauberg Ed., Cologne. Spies n°203
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Natural history
Natural history
1972 Original lithograph in 2 colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Hatje Ed., Stuttgart. Spies n°222
Signed etching aquatint de Ernst Max : Without title I
Without title I
1972 Original etching in two colors, aquatint, signed in pencil by the artist. Georges Visat Ed., Paris. Spies/Leppien n°224
Signed etching de Ernst Max : The most beautiful wall of my kingdom
The most beautiful...
1972 Etching, aquatint and embossing realized by Georges Visat after a collage of 1969, signed in pencil by Max Ernst. Georges Visat Ed., Paris. Spies/Leppien n°A37
Original poster de Ernst Max : Orangerie des Tuileries
Orangerie des...
1971 Original poster, printed in lithographic technique by Chave, for the "Max Ernst" exhibit at the Musée de l'Orangerie des Tuileries. Spies n°215
Poster de Ernst Max : Natural History
Natural History
1956 Poster, printed in lithographic technique by Mourlot, for the Berggruen Gallery, Paris. Without
Signed mixed technique print de Ernst Max : Oiseaux en péril II
Oiseaux en péril II
1975 Etching (and aquatinte) and collage, signed and annotated ?essai? (essay proof) in pencil by the artist. Ed. Georges Visat, Paris. Max Ernst, Graphische Welten, p. 433
Book with etchings de Ernst Max : Homage to Marcel Duchamp
Homage to Marcel...
1970 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist, in the complete book "Monument à Christophe Colomb et à Marcel Duchamp". The book contains signed... Spies n°140 (etching by Max Ernst)
Single work Single work de Ernst Max : Lithographie surimprimée 7
Lithographie...
1972 Original lithograph, signed and annotated "Essai" (Essay) by Max Ernst, realized in collaboration with Pierre Chave (Vence), joining together parts... Spies n°233
Single work Single work de Ernst Max : Festin, work IX
Festin, work IX
1974 Original lithograph in color, entirely coloured in watercolour by the artist, realized for the book " Festin". Ed. P. Chave, Vence. This copie with... Spies n°249-IX
Original signed etching de Ernst Max : Zodiac
Zodiac
1955-1971 Original etching in 3 colors, signed in pencil. Ed. G. Visat, Paris. The copper of the center was used for the book "Galapagos" by Antonin Artaud... Spies n°211 (Spies n°63)
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Aux petits agneaux
Aux petits agneaux
1971 Original lithograph in 3 colors, signed in pencil. Lithograph III extracted from the suite "Aux petits agneaux". Ed. Pierre-André Weill, Au pont des... Spies n°196-III
Single work de Ernst Max : Après-moi le XX° siècle
Après-moi le XX°...
1971 Original lithograph, essay proof entirely handcoloured with watercolour by Max Ernst, dedicated in bottom on the left and signed in pencil ?Max... Leppien n°202, "Max Ernst: Graphische Welten" p.362.
Lithograph signed de Ernst Max : The meaning of beauty ...
The meaning of...
1971 Original lithograph in 3 colors, extracted from the suite of the book by Werner Heisenberg "The meaning of beauty in exact natural science". Ed.... Spies n° 198 - I
Screenprint de Ernst Max : What kind of bird are you ?
What kind of bird...
1971 Original screenprint in 4 colors, signed in pencil. Ed. Manus Presse, Stuttgart. Leppien n° A35
Etching signed de Ernst Max : Over the mills
Over the mills
1974 Original etching, signed in pencil. Title : Par dessus les moulins Not in Spies, 1911-1974
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Décervelages VI
Décervelages VI
1971 Original lithograph in 2 coulors, signed in pencil. Work VI extracted from the book "Décervelages" with text by Alfred Jarry. Spies n° 197 (VI)
Original signed lithograph de Ernst Max : Without title
Without title
1964 Original lithograph in three colors, signed in pencil. Published by Ed. XX° siècle, Paris. Spies n° 102
Original lithograph de Ernst Max : The birds
The birds
1975 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, printed by Chave in Vence ,for the 99 first copies of the book "Max Ernst" by Edward Quinn, Poligrafa... "Max Ernst : Graphische Welten" p. 438 et 439
Original lithograph signed de Ernst Max : Frontispiece
Frontispiece
1973 Original lithograph, signed in pencil, frontispice for the catalogue raisonné Spies n° 247

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
*« L'oeuvre sculpté 1913-1961 », A. Bosquet, Ed. Le point cardinal, 1961 *« Collagen, Inventar und Widerspruch », Verner Spies, M. Du Mont Schauberg Verlag, 1974 All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

To read about the artist :
  • « Max Ernst », S. Alexandrian, coll. La Septième Face du dé, Ed. Filipacchi, 197
  • « Max Ernst, rétrospective », W. Spies, Gal. nationales du Grand Palais, 1975
  • « Max Ernst, écrits et oeuvre gravé », I. R. C. avec l'étranger, Stuttgart, 1980
  • « Max Ernst », L. Derenthal, J. Pech, coll. Diffusion N.E.F, Ed. Casterman, 1992
  • « Max Ernst », MNAM, Paris, 1998
  • « Max Ernst », cat. d'expo., Ed. Galerie Malingu, Paris, 2003
  • « Max Ernst, vie et œuvre », W. Spies, Ed. Centre Pompidou, 2007
  • « M. Ernst, l'imagier des poètes », J. Drost & autres, PU Paris-Sorbonne, 2008
  • « Une semaine de bonté », coll., cat. d'expo., Musée d'Orsay, Ed. Gallimard, 2009
  • « Max Ernst rétrospective », collectif, Ed. Hatje Cantz, 2013
To read from the artist :
  • « Une semaine de bonté », J.-J. Pauvert, 1963
  • « Ecritures », Ed. Gallimard, Paris, 1970
Website :
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Mouvements de l'art

  • + DADAISM / 1916-1924 / Erwin Blumenfeld, Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Janco, Kurt Schwitters, Sophie Taueber-Arp, etc.
  • + SURREALISM / 1924-1969 / Marcel Duchamp, Dora Maar, Kurt Schwitters, Taro Okamoto, Antonio Berni, etc.
  • + ATELIER 17 / 1927-1965 / Anton Prinner, Mauricio Lasansky, Jacques Lipchitz, Mark Rothko, etc.
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