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Moonmad, 1944, cast 1956

Max Ernst, French, b. Brühl, Germany, 1891–1976

Bronze, 36 3/4 x 13 x 12 3/8 in. (93.3 x 33 x 31.4 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.1802

Provenance:
Alexandre Iolas Gallery, New York (cast edition)
[Constantin Xenakis, Athens]
Harold Diamond, New York, to 26 January 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 26 January 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculptures from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 2 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 150, ill. p. 118.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS. "Sculpture Twentieth Century," 12 May-13 June 1965, no. 24.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 480.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. "Exiles and Emigres: 1933-1945," 20 February-11 May 1997. Tour: MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 19 June-7 September; STAATLICHE MUSEEN ZU BERLIN, 16 October-4 January 1998.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Max Ernst: Sculptures, Maisons et Paysages," 5 May-27 July 1998. Tour: KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, Dusseldorf, 5 September-29 November.
NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin. "Max Ernst: Die Retrospektive," 5 March-30 May 1999, no. 136, p. 194, ill. p. 195. Tour: HAUS DER KUNST, Munich, 11 June-19 September.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York. "Max Ernst," 4 April-10 July 2005.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Surrealism and the Object," 30 October 2013-3 March 2014.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, fig. 78, color ill. p. 78; p. 185.

Published References:
READ, HERBERT. A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (New York: Praeger, 1964), pp. 162, 292, no. 144, ill. p. 146.
VISUAL PUBLICATIONS. Educational film strip (England, 1970), no. 144, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), pp. 690-691, ill. p. 340.
FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. A Guide to Teaching Art in the Primary Grades K-3 (Fairfax, VA: Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Instructional Services, 1983), p. 228, ill.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures of the Smithsonian (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1983), ill.
OTTINGER, DIDIER, ed. Dictionnaire de l’objet surréaliste (Éditions Gallimard/Centre
Pompidou, Paris, 2013), p. 309.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Surrealism (European)