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Description: Jimmy Ernst
(1920-1984)
Black Disc #3, 1969
oil on plexiglass mounted to black acrylic panel.
signed and dated lower.
Provenance: Grace Borgenicht Gallery Inc., Madison Avenue, New York.

Biography from the archives of AskArt:
The son of Dada Surrealist artist Max Ernst and art historian Louise Straus-Ernst, Jimmy Ernst was influenced by the style of his father as well as friendship with William Baziotes and Kurt Seligmann and other modernists who he met through his parents.

He was born in Cologne, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1938 to escape the Hitler regime. He worked at the Museum of Modern Art and in 1941, Peggy Guggenheim, patroness of the arts in New York, hired him as her personal assistant.

His work is in numerous museum collections including the Pasadena Art Institute in California, the Toledo Museum of Art and Houston's Museum of Fine Arts.
20"H x 20"W.

  • Dimensions: 20"H x 20"W.
  • Medium: oil on plexiglass mounted to black acrylic panel.

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