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TITLE:  Fleurs sur fond vert
ARTIST:  Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976)
WORK DATE:  1928
PERIOD:  20th century
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas
MARKINGS:  Signed twice 'max ernst' (lower right)
SIZE:  h: 65.1 x w: 81 cm / h: 25.6 x w: 31.9 in
STYLE:  Surrealism
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Galerie Fabien Boulakia  (33) 1 56 59 66 55  Send Email
PROVENANCE:  Galerie Le Centaure, Brussels.
Anonymous sale, Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels, 11 December 1954, lot 113.
Margaret Krebs, Brussels.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 2 May 1974, lot 242.
Anonymous sale, Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 23 November 1990, lot 60. Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 December 1997, lot 247.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 4 February 2002, lot 69.
Acquired at the above sale, and thence by descent to the present owners.
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Galerie Fabien Boulakia Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Das Kunstblatt, 1929, no. 13, p. 356 (illustrated; titled Schatten und Blumen).
U. Schneede, Max Ernst, Stuttgart, 1972, no. 186 (illustrated p. 102).
W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1925-1929, vol. III, Cologne, 1976, no. 1337, p. 280 (illustrated).
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Paris, Galerie Georges Bernheim, Max Ernst, Ses Oiseaux, Ses Fleurs Nouvelles, Ses Forêts Volantes, Ses Malédictions, Son Satanas, December 1928, no. 6.
Berlin, Galerie Flechtheim, Max Ernst, March 1929, no. 32; this exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Galerie Flechtheim.
Berlin, Reckendorfhaus, 50 ausgewählte Werke heutiger Kunst, 1929.
Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Max Ernst. Gemälde, Plastiken, Collagen, Frottagen, Bücher, January - March 1970, no. 39.
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