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Max Ernst

Butterflies

(1931)
Not on view
Medium
Cut-and-pasted printed and painted paper, cellophane, and pencil on paper
Dimensions
19 3/4 x 25 1/2" (50.2 x 65.4 cm)
Credit
Purchase
Object number
240.1935
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Drawings and Prints
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
André Breton, Paris. Given to him by the artist
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Breton in Paris, summer 1935

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Pictured above: Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 (detail). 1914. Oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 48 3/8" (162.6 x 122.7 cm). Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris