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Max Ernst Art for Sale -- Max Ernst Lithographs and Prints

Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a German artist who was very influential in the Surrealist art movement. He was friends with Dada artists Jean (Hans) Arp and Marcel Duchamp, and worked with Paul Eluard, Joan Miro, Alberto Giacometti and would later marry Surrealist painter and printmaker Dorothea Tanning. In 1925 Max Ernst invented a graphic art technique called "frottage", employing pencil rubbings of objects, related to another similar technique he invented called "grattage" in which paint is scraped across canvas to reveal the imprints of the objects placed beneath. In New York he contributed to the development of Abstract Expressionism. In his later years he was a prolific lithographer. From a print collector's perspective, Max Ernst was active in Paris during the middle decades of the 20th Century, working closely with Master Printer Fernand Mourlot, as well as publishers Christian Zervos (Cahiers d'Art) and Gualtieri di San Lazzaro (founder of the journal XXe Siecle -- Chroniques du Jour). Here we are pleased to present a selection of original Max Ernst lithographs and pochoirs.
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Max Ernst signed original etching "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
1,350.00
Max Ernst signed etching Les chiens ont soif
Medium: original color etching. Catalogue reference: Spies/Leppien 98/III. From the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper, signed in pencil by Max Ernst (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The plate size is 13 x 8 1/2 inches (333 x 217 mm) and the full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (430 x 310 mm).
Max Ernst signed original etching "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
1,350.00
Max Ernst signed etching Les chiens ont soif
Medium: original color etching. Catalogue reference: Spies/Leppien 98/I. From the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper, signed in pencil by Max Ernst (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The plate size is 13 x 8 1/2 inches (335 x 217 mm) and the full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (430 x 310 mm).
Max Ernst original lithograph | Homage to San Lazzaro, 1975
850.00
Max Ernst original lithograph | Homage to San Lazzaro, 1975
Medium: original lithograph. This is an original print contributed by Max Ernst in 1975 for the portfolio "San Lazzaro et ses amis", published in Paris. A number of important artists collaborated together on this project, in homage to Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, founder of the deluxe art revuel XXe Siecle (Chroniques du Jour), and an instrumental figure in the Paris art world, as a publisher, critic and friend to many of the 20th Century's great printmakers. Among the artists represented are Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Zao Wou-ki, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Graham Sutherland, Rene Magritte, Hans Hartung, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Magnelli, Henry Moore, Serge Poliakoff and Max Bill.

This is a fine impression on quality Arches wove paper with deckle edges, printed in Vence in 1975 by Pierre Chave, in a limited edition of 575. The total sheet measures 14 x 10 1/4 inches (355 x 260mm). Signed in the stone (not by hand).
Max Ernst "Elektra" original lithograph, 1939 first edition
850.00
Max Ernst "Elektra" original lithograph, 1939 first edition
Medium: original lithograph. Published by San Lazzaro in 1939 for XXe Siecle (No. 5-6). A later edition was issued by XXe Siecle in 1959, but this is the original, first edition Max Ernst print. Sheet size 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (320 x 245 mm). Signed and titled in the stone (not by hand).

Condition note: there are six pinholes along the left edge of the sheet -- this is from the publisher's original binding staples, and also serves to demonstrate the provenance of this piece.
Max Ernst pochoir for XXe Siecle, 1958
400.00
Max Ernst pochoir for XXe Siecle, 1958
Medium: pochoir. A fine impression on wove paper, this striking Max Ernst pochoir was printed by the legendary Daniel Jacomet. Issued in 1958 for the hard-to-find XXe Siecle (issue number 10), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. The sheet size is 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 242 mm). Not signed.
Max Ernst "Deux Oiseaux" original lithograph
300.00
Max Ernst Deux Oiseaux original lithograph
Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1977. Sheet size 12 x 22 1/4 inches (307 x 565 mm). There is a center fold, as published. A fine impression printed on quality wove paper. Signed by Max Ernst in the stone (not by hand).
Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
250.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif
Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Printed by Mourlot for the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (435 x 308 mm). There is printed text on the back side, as issued. Not signed.

Condition: minor wear and discoloration.
Max Ernst pochoir for Cahiers d'Art, 1949
250.00
Max Ernst pochoir for Cahiers d'Art, 1949
Medium: pochoir. A rich impression on wove paper with bold, strong color, this whimsical Max Ernst pochoir was executed for Cahiers d'Art in 1949, published in Paris by Christian Zervos. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 9 inches; 315 x 225 mm. Signed in the plate (in text); not hand-signed.

Condition: the sheet has been trimmed.

Cahiers d'Art was published in Paris from 1926-1960 by Greek art collector, writer and art critic Christian Zervos. From a print collector's viewpoint, this art revue is most famous for the pochoirs which were commissioned for some of the issues. Zervos had high technical standards, and these works are stunning.
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1975
200.00
Max Ernst original lithograph 1972
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Spies/Leppien 247. Printed in 1975 on watermarked Arches paper. Sheet size 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches (320 x 232mm); image size 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (208 x 142mm). Signed by Max Ernst in the stone, not hand-signed.

Condition: there is a minor bump to one corner.
Max Ernst lithograph "Elektra" 1959 edition
200.00
Max Ernst lithograph "Elektra" 1959 edition
Medium: lithograph (after the original). From the edition issued in 1959 for the hard-to-find Christmas issue of XXe Siecle (No. 13), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. XXe Siecle is the same institution which published the original Max Ernst print in 1939. Sheet size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 243 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: minor handling creases.
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1962
200.00
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1962
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1962 for XXe Siecle (issue No. 20), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (310 x 235 mm). Not signed.
Max Ernst "Un chant d'amour" original lithograph, 1958
200.00
Max Ernst "Un chant d'amour" original lithograph, 1958
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference Spies/Leppien 71. Printed in 1958 for XXe Siecle, published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 240 mm). Not signed.
Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif
Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Printed by Mourlot for the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (435 x 308 mm). There is printed text on the back side, as issued. Not signed.
Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif
Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Printed by Mourlot for the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (435 x 308 mm). There is printed text on the back side, as issued. Not signed.
Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif
Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Printed by Mourlot for the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (435 x 308 mm). There is printed text on the back side, as issued. Not signed.
Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif
Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Printed by Mourlot for the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (435 x 308 mm). There is printed text on the back side, as issued. Not signed.
Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964
150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif
Medium: lithograph (after the drawing). Printed by Mourlot and from the deluxe limited edition portfolio "Les chiens ont soif", this is one of 250 impressions on BFK Rives wove paper (the total edition was 320). Published in Paris in 1964 by Au Pont des Arts. The full sheet measures 17 x 12 inches (435 x 308 mm). There is printed text on the back side, as issued. Not signed.
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1974
150.00
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1974
Medium: original lithograph. Published in 1974 by XXe Siecle (issue number 42, devoted to Surrealism in art). Sheet size 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (310 x 240 mm). Not signed.
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1971
150.00
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1971
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference Spies/Leppien 202. Published in 1971 by XXe Siecle. Sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (300 x 240mm). Not signed.