Ernst, like other members of the Surrealist movement, was interested in the serendipity of 'objets trouvés'.
Granite Pebble by Max Ernst, 1934
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2007
- Painted stone
- 18 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £30,000)
- Acquired in:
- Goldfinger family
While spending the summer at Maloja, near Saint-Moritz, with his friend Giacometti, they discovered several granite stones in the water, already smooth and rounded. Ernst transformed the pebble with the decorative use of paint.
Acquired from Ernest by Erno Goldfinger; by descent.
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