Max Ernst

German, 1891–1976

10k Followers
Bio

Closely associated with Dada and Surrealism, Max Ernst made paintings, sculptures, and prints depicting fantastic, nightmarish images that often made reference to anxieties originating in childhood. Ernst demonstrated a profound interest in Freudian …

Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$16.3m, Christie's, 2011
Filter by
Search
This is based on the artwork’s average dimension.
Search
Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1956
Sold on Jun 23, 2021
Bought in
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Painting
oil on canvas
23.18 x 38.1 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a Private Collection, Europe signed (lower right) oil on canvas 30.8 by 23.2cm., 15 by 9⅛in. Framed: 34.5 by 27cm., 13⅝ by 10⅝in. Painted circa 1956.
Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1956
oil on canvas
Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
Bought in
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Painting
23.18 x 38.1 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
Property from a Private Collection, Europe signed (lower right) oil on canvas 30.8 by 23.2cm., 15 by 9⅛in. Framed: 34.5 by 27cm., 13⅝ by 10⅝in. Painted circa 1956.
Oiseau en cage, 1925
Sold on Jun 23, 2021
£69,300
Realized price
Decrease
1% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Painting
oil on sandpaper on panel in the artist's original cork frame
18.6 x 21.9 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
£69,300
Auction Sale
Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed (lower right) oil on sandpaper on panel in the artist's original cork frame 21.9 by 18.6cm., 8 5/8 by 7 1/4 in. Framed: 33 by 29.6cm., 13 by 11 5/8 in. Executed circa 1925. Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the supplementary volume of the Complete Works of now in preparation, edited by Prof. Dr Werner Spies in collaboration with Dr Jürgen Pech and Sigrid Metken.
Oiseau en cage, 1925
oil on sandpaper on panel in the artist's original cork frame
Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
£69,300
Realized price
Decrease
1% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Painting
18.6 x 21.9 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 23, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£69,300
Description
signed (lower right) oil on sandpaper on panel in the artist's original cork frame 21.9 by 18.6cm., 8 5/8 by 7 1/4 in. Framed: 33 by 29.6cm., 13 by 11 5/8 in. Executed circa 1925. Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the supplementary volume of the Complete Works of now in preparation, edited by Prof. Dr Werner Spies in collaboration with Dr Jürgen Pech and Sigrid Metken.
Ohne Titel, 1953
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
Price not available
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Work on Paper
Oil and gouache, on paper
45.5 x 58.5 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
Description
Ohne Titel. 1953. Oil and gouache. Spies/Metken 3030. Lower right signed and dated. On paper. 58.5 x 45.5 cm (23 x 17.9 in), the full sheet. [SM]. • Mysterious representation on different superimposed image levels with an fascinating structure. • Instead of imitating the visible, there is a vision of the invisible. • Family-owned for over 65 years. • The artist's works can be found in numerous important international museums, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Center Pompidou, Paris, and the Tate Collection, London. PROVENANCE: Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia. EXHIBITION: Max Ernst, Galerie Springer, Berlin, February 22 - April 3, 1954, no. 22. Max Ernst. Bilder von 1925-1957, Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, October 18 - November 15, 1957, no. 9. Deutsche Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert, Malerei und Plastik aus Privatbesitz, Suermondt-Museum, Aachen, May 3 - June 28, 1964, no. 25. Called up: June 18, 2021 - ca. 14.46 h +/- 20 min.
Ohne Titel, 1953
Oil and gouache, on paper
Jun 18, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
Price not available
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Work on Paper
45.5 x 58.5 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Ketterer Kunst
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
Ohne Titel. 1953. Oil and gouache. Spies/Metken 3030. Lower right signed and dated. On paper. 58.5 x 45.5 cm (23 x 17.9 in), the full sheet. [SM]. • Mysterious representation on different superimposed image levels with an fascinating structure. • Instead of imitating the visible, there is a vision of the invisible. • Family-owned for over 65 years. • The artist's works can be found in numerous important international museums, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Center Pompidou, Paris, and the Tate Collection, London. PROVENANCE: Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia. EXHIBITION: Max Ernst, Galerie Springer, Berlin, February 22 - April 3, 1954, no. 22. Max Ernst. Bilder von 1925-1957, Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, October 18 - November 15, 1957, no. 9. Deutsche Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert, Malerei und Plastik aus Privatbesitz, Suermondt-Museum, Aachen, May 3 - June 28, 1964, no. 25. Called up: June 18, 2021 - ca. 14.46 h +/- 20 min.
Mr. Knife, Miss Fork (S. & L. 13), 1931
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
£3,276
Realized price
Decrease
18% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Photography
19 photograms of frottages in collaboration with Man Ray, on Bristol paper
13.5 x 19.5 x 2.8 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
£3,276
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Description
Mr. Knife, Miss Fork (S. & L. 13), 1931
19 photograms of frottages in collaboration with Man Ray, on Bristol paper
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
£3,276
Realized price
Decrease
18% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Photography
13.5 x 19.5 x 2.8 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Realized Price
£3,276
Petite tortue sur socle rond II (Small Turtle on Round Base II) (S. & M. 4589 II), 1967
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
£8,190
Realized price
Increase
173% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Sculpture
Marble sculpture in two parts
27.0 x 31.5 x 20.5 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
£8,190
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Description
Petite tortue sur socle rond II (Small Turtle on Round Base II) (S. & M. 4589 II), 1967
Marble sculpture in two parts
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
£8,190
Realized price
Increase
173% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Sculpture
27.0 x 31.5 x 20.5 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Realized Price
£8,190
La Ballade du soldat (The Ballad of the Soldier) (S. & L. 218), 1972
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
£1,890
Realized price
Decrease
24% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Print
34 lithographs in colours, on Japon nacré paper
28.6 x 38.7 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
£1,890
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Description
La Ballade du soldat (The Ballad of the Soldier) (S. & L. 218), 1972
34 lithographs in colours, on Japon nacré paper
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
£1,890
Realized price
Decrease
24% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Print
28.6 x 38.7 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Realized Price
£1,890
La Brebis galante, Les Éditions Premières (The Galant Sheep, The First Edition) (S. & L. 28), 1949
Sold on Jun 16, 2021
Bought in
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Print
3 etching and aquatints in colours and 22 reproductions with pochoir, 18 in colours, on Arches paper
19.5 x 24.2 x 2.0 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Description
La Brebis galante, Les Éditions Premières (The Galant Sheep, The First Edition) (S. & L. 28), 1949
3 etching and aquatints in colours and 22 reproductions with pochoir, 18 in colours, on Arches paper
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Bought in
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Print
19.5 x 24.2 x 2.0 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
Jun 16, 2021
Phillips
Realized Price
Price not available
Fleurs-coquillages, 1932
Sold on May 20, 2021
€126,000
Realized price
Increase
26% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Painting
oil on canvas
30.9 x 22.0 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
€126,000
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a French Collection signed; signed and dated 32 on the reverse oil on canvas This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Dr. Jürgen Pech and will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of in preparation by Werner Spies in collaboration with Sigrid Metken and Jürgen Pech. ± This item has been imported under temporary artistic importation license. (firmato; firmato e datato 32 sul retro olio su tela Opera accompagnata da certificato di autenticità rilasciato da Jürgen Pech e verrà inclusa nel volume supplementare dell'opera completa di in corso di preparazione da Werner Spies in collaborazione con Sigrid Metken e Jürgen Pech. ± Il lotto è in temporanea importazione artistica.) cm 22x30,9; inches 8.66 by 12.16 Framed (con cornice): cm 38,7x47,5x3,5; inches 15.23 by 18.70 by 1.37 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Fleurs-coquillages, 1932
oil on canvas
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
€126,000
Realized price
Increase
26% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Painting
30.9 x 22.0 cm
Estimate
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
€126,000
Description
Property from a French Collection signed; signed and dated 32 on the reverse oil on canvas This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Dr. Jürgen Pech and will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of in preparation by Werner Spies in collaboration with Sigrid Metken and Jürgen Pech. ± This item has been imported under temporary artistic importation license. (firmato; firmato e datato 32 sul retro olio su tela Opera accompagnata da certificato di autenticità rilasciato da Jürgen Pech e verrà inclusa nel volume supplementare dell'opera completa di in corso di preparazione da Werner Spies in collaborazione con Sigrid Metken e Jürgen Pech. ± Il lotto è in temporanea importazione artistica.) cm 22x30,9; inches 8.66 by 12.16 Framed (con cornice): cm 38,7x47,5x3,5; inches 15.23 by 18.70 by 1.37 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Le grand génie ou Le grand assistant, 1998
Sold on May 13, 2021
$750,000
Realized price
Increase
7% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Sculpture
bronze with black patina
Estimate
Realized Price
$750,000
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Christie's
Description
Max Ernst (1891-1976) signed, dated, numbered and inscribed and stamped with foundry mark 'max ernst 1998 8/8 SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS' (along the side of the base) bronze with black patina Height: 61 in. (155 cm.) Width: 89 in. (226 cm.)  Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1998.
Le grand génie ou Le grand assistant, 1998
bronze with black patina
May 13, 2021
Christie's
$750,000
Realized price
Increase
7% est
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Sculpture
Estimate
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$750,000
Description
Max Ernst (1891-1976) signed, dated, numbered and inscribed and stamped with foundry mark 'max ernst 1998 8/8 SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS' (along the side of the base) bronze with black patina Height: 61 in. (155 cm.) Width: 89 in. (226 cm.)  Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1998.
Le grand génie ou Le grand assistant, 1998
Sold on May 13, 2021
Price not available
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Sculpture
bronze with black patina
Estimate
Realized Price
Price not available
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Christie's
Description
Max Ernst (1891-1976) signed, dated, numbered and inscribed and stamped with foundry mark 'max ernst 1998 8/8 SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS' (along the side of the base) bronze with black patina Height: 61 in. (155 cm.) Width: 89 in. (226 cm.)  Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1998.
Le grand génie ou Le grand assistant, 1998
bronze with black patina
May 13, 2021
Christie's
Price not available
Reveal more
Artwork Info
Sculpture
Estimate
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
Max Ernst (1891-1976) signed, dated, numbered and inscribed and stamped with foundry mark 'max ernst 1998 8/8 SUSSE FONDEUR PARIS' (along the side of the base) bronze with black patina Height: 61 in. (155 cm.) Width: 89 in. (226 cm.)  Conceived in 1967 and cast in 1998.