Max Ernst. Variant of frontispiece from Monsieur Aa l'antiphilosophe: Volume I from L'Antitête. 1947–49, published 1949

Max Ernst Variant of frontispiece from Monsieur Aa l'antiphilosophe: Volume I from L'Antitête 1947–49, published 1949

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This etching was inserted into the volume of the same title as a supplementary suite to the deluxe edition of the book. It was printed from the same etching plate Ernst had created for the book’s illustrations; however, the background colors were omitted, and watercolor was added by hand, enhancing the playfulness of Ernst’s free-flowing, phantasmagorical forms.

Gallery label from Max Ernst: Beyond Painting, September 23, 2017-January 1, 2018.
Author
Tristan Tzara
Medium
Etching, aquatint, and pochoir from an illustrated book with 46 etchings (23 with aquatint, 23 with pochoir, eight with drypoint, and eight with watercolor and ink additions)
Dimensions
plate: 3 3/8 × 2 3/8" (8.6 × 6.1 cm); page: 5 1/2 × 4 5/16" (14 × 11 cm)
Publisher
Bordas, Paris
Printer
Lacourière, Paris
Edition
200
Credit
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund
Object number
374.1951.A09
Copyright
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Illustrated book
L'Antitête
Department
Drawings and Prints

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