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23kt Gold Brooch

Auction:
2211
Lot:
447
Sold for:
$4,113$3,500

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Auction:
Sale #2211 - 2211
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2003 12:00PM

Description:

23kt Gold Brooch, signed Max Ernst, maker's mark for Francois Hugo, Aix en Provence, 4 of 6, February 1975, original wood velvet-lined box. Note: Max Ernst (1891-1976) was a founding member of the Dada and Surrealist movements in Cologne and Paris. He worked in a wide range of styles and media. This work resembles his technique of "grattage", which involved the scraping or troweling of pigment from canvas.
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Keywords

Max Ernst, Aix, Francois Hugo, Dada and Surrealist, Cologne, Paris, founding member , Dada, Modern painters, Provence