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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 "Elektra" original lithograph, 1939 first edition Max Ernst "Elektra" original lithograph, 1939 first edition

Medium: original lithograph. This impression was printed in 1939 for the art revue XXe Siecle (issue number 5-6) and published by San Lazzaro. A later edition was also published by XXe Siecle in 1959, but this is the original, first edition Max Ernst lithograph. Size: 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches (317 x 245 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: there are six pinholes along the left edge of the sheet from the publisher's original binding staples, which also demonstrates the provenance of this work.

$850.00
Max Ernst photogram Mr Knife Miss Fork Max Ernst photogram "Mr Knife, Miss Fork"

Medium: gelatin silver print (photogram). Printed in 1931 and published in Paris for the journal Arts et Metiers Graphiques. A photogram was an experimental technique conceived by Man Ray and Max Ernst as a way of making photographic prints without a camera. Size: 7 x 4 1/2 inches (175 x 113 mm). This work was attached by the publisher onto a larger support sheet. Not signed.

$400.00
Max Ernst Deux Oiseaux original lithograph Max Ernst "Deux Oiseaux" original lithograph

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in Vence in 1977 by Pierre Chave and published by Ediciones Poligrafa. Size: 12 x 22 inches (305 x 563 mm). There is a center fold, as published. A fine impression printed on quality wove paper. Signed in the plate (not by hand).

$350.00
Max Ernst pochoir for XXe Siecle, 1958 Max Ernst pochoir for XXe Siecle, 1958

Medium: pochoir. A fine impression on wove paper, this Max Ernst pochoir was printed at the atelier Daniel Jacomet in 1958 for the hard-to-find XXe Siecle (issue number 10) published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 242 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is a bump to the top right corner of the sheet.

$300.00
Max Ernst "Un chant d'amour" original lithograph, 1958 Max Ernst "Un chant d'amour" original lithograph, 1958

Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference Spies/Leppien 71. Printed in 1958 for XXe Siecle and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches (315 x 232 mm). Not signed.

Condition: the left side of the sheet has been trimmed.

$200.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964

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.

$200.00
Max Ernst lithograph "Elektra" 1959 edition Max Ernst lithograph "Elektra" 1959 edition

Medium: lithograph (after the original). Printed in 1959 for the art revue XXe Siecle (issue number 13) and published in Paris by San Lazzaro. XXe Siecle is the same atelier which published the original Max Ernst print in 1939. Size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches (315 x 243 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: minor handling creases.

$200.00
Max Ernst pochoir for Cahiers d'Art, 1949 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 1/8 x 9 inches (310 x 227 mm). Signed in the plate (in text); not hand-signed.

Condition: the sheet has been trimmed and there is wear and soiling.

$200.00
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1972 Max Ernst original lithograph, 1972

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1972 and published in Germany by the Galerie Brusberg. Size: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches (323 x 237 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

$200.00
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1962 Max Ernst original lithograph, 1962

Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1962 for XXe Siecle (issue No. 20) published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Size: 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches (307 x 235 mm). Not signed.

$200.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964

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.

$150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964

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.

$150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964

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.

$150.00
Max Ernst lithograph Les chiens ont soif Max Ernst lithograph "Les chiens ont soif" 1964

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.

$150.00
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1974 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.

$150.00
Max Ernst original lithograph, 1971 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 (310 x 238 mm). Not signed.

$100.00