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Modern + Design Auction | April 11, 2024

Thu, Apr 11, 2024 10:00AM EDT
Lot 589

Jimmy Ernst

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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$10,000 $1,000
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(New York/Germany, 1920-1984)

Untitled, 1974, signed lower right "Jimmy Ernst/74", oil on canvas, 30-1/8 x 40 in.; lattice type frame, 31-1/4 x 41-1/4 in.

Provenance: Galerie 1900 2000, Paris, France, JE catalog No. 32 (label verso); Property of a Southern Museum sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund

Note: Jimmy Ernst was raised by his mother, Louise Straus, in Cologne. His father was the artist Max Ernst. In 1938, Ernst emigrated to the United States one week before the Nazi Kristallnacht. While his relationship with his father was strained, it opened doors which eventually led him to be hired as Peggy Guggenheim's personal assistant.

Condition

good condition; frame with abrasions

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Galerie 1900 2000, Paris, France, JE catalog No. 32 (label verso); Property of a Southern Museum sold to benefit the Acquisition Fund