Maximiliana: Max Ernst from the Collection of Peter Schamoni is now live online

  • LONDON, United Kingdom
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  • December 02, 2021

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Max Ernst, Vue de ma fenêtre
Courtesy of Phillips
Max Ernst and Peter Schamoni Photographed by Viktor Schamoni
Courtesy of the Estate of Peter Schamoni

Now live online and on view in Phillips Galleries on Berkeley Square, this remarkable selection of works by Max Ernst comes to Phillips from the collection of renowned film director and screenwriter Peter Schamoni.

Through his close friendship with Max Ernst, Schamoni assembled an exceptional collection that serves as a lasting memento of his close friendship with Ernst and, most importantly, of the artist's expansive and experimental approach to material and technique.

This unique group, which includes works from the 1920s to the 1970s, encompasses works on paper, editions, photographs alongside ephemera that provide an insight to the collaborative and familiar relationship between Schamoni and Ernst.

Max Ernst, Brief an Peter Schamoni
Courtesy of Phillips

Born in 1934, Schamoni met a mature Ernst (1891-1976) in France in the 1960s. The filmmaker documented the artist's work across key themes and motifs in his career – this online auction offers both established and emerging collectors an opportunity to own fantastic examples of works by Max Ernst.

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