Max Ernst, ‘Portrait de ma mère - souvenir de jeunesse (Portrait of my mother - remembrance of youth)’, 1968, Phillips

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Signature: signed 'max ernst' lower right

Vence, Galerie Alphonse Chave, Déchets d'atelier, lueurs de génie Max Ernst, 19 March - 15 May 1968, n. p. (illustrated)

Werner Spies, Max Ernst Oeuvre-Katalog Werke 1964 - 1969, Cologne, 2007, no. 4432, p. 296 (illustrated)

Galerie Alphonse Chave, Vence
M. Lachowsky, Brussels
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Max Ernst

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 psychoanalysis, which is apparent in his exploration of Automatism and his invention of the Frottage technique. The artist’s psychoanalytic leanings are evident in his iconic 1923 work Pietà, or Revolution by Night, in which Ernst substitutes the image of Mary cradling the body of Christ with a depiction of the artist himself held by his father. Much of the artist’s work defied societal norms, Christian morality, and the aesthetic standards of Western academic art.

French-American, b. Germany, 1891-1976, Brühl, nr Cologne, Germany