Max Ernst. The Blind Swimmer. 1934

Max Ernst

The Blind Swimmer


Oil on canvas
36 3/8 x 29" (92.3 x 73.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Pierre Matisse and the Helena Rubenstein Fund
Object number
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Painting and Sculpture
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Max Ernst has 149 works online.
There are 2,309 paintings online.
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The artist
Art of This Century Gallery, New York
Mrs. Patricia Kane Matisse, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired from Mrs. Pierre Matisse, New York. Gift and purchase, 1968

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