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Lot 457

Jimmy Ernst Painting, Mineral 1

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

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Jimmy Ernst (American, 1920-1984), "Mineral 1," 1952, Gouache on paper laid to board abstract painting, signed lower right "Jimmy Ernst" and dated. Kulicke, New York framing label en verso. Matted under glass in a narrow chrome frame with wood backing. Sight - 7 3/4"H x 6"W. Frame - 14 1/2"H x 12 1/2"W. Biography: Jimmy Ernst was born in Germany, the son of Dada Surrealist artist Max Ernst and art historian Louise Straus-Ernst. He studied at Cologne-Lindenthal Real-Gymnasium and the Altona Arts and Crafts School. He emigrated to the the United States in 1938 to escape the Holocaust, and worked at the Museum of Modern Art and for arts patron Peggy Guggenheim. Ernst's influences include his father as well as William Baziotes and Kurt Seligmann and other modernists whom he met through his parents. The Pasadena Art Institute in California, the Toledo Museum of Art, Houston's Museum of Fine Arts and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art are among the museums which own examples of his work.


Painting - excellent condition, board is taped to backing. Frame - minor wear, overall very good condition.

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The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.