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.