Max Ernst, ‘Sister Souls (Les Ames-soeurs)’, 1961, Nasher Sculpture Center

Signature: Signed, numbered and inscribed with foundry mark Back of base: 'Max Ernst E.A. 2/3 Susse.Fondeur.Paris'

Image rights: (c) 2004 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Photographer: Lee Clockman

1987 A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, April 5 - May 31, 1987. Exhibition catalogue. 2005 The Evolution of the Nasher Collection, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, October 2005 - May 2006. Exhibition catalogue.

Galerie Denise René-Hans Meyer, Düsseldorf
Private Collection, Switzerland
Thomas Amman Fine Art, Zürich
Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Dallas, 1985

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