MAX ERNST 1891-1976 Cologne 1891-1976 Paris (German) Title: Le parquet se soulève, 1939 (Red) Technique: A Suite of Six Original Hand Signed and hand Numbered Lithographs in Red on Chine applique on BFK Rives Paper Paper size: 33 x 28 cm. / 13 x 11 in. Image size: 25.5 x 20 cm. / 10 x 7.8 in. Additional Information: This series consists of 6 original hand-signed lithographs by the artist Max Ernst. Each one of these six lithographs is hand-signed in pencil by the artist “max ernst” at the lower right margin. They are also hand-numbered in pencil from the edition of 25 at the lower left margin. They were created to accompany the poems of Jean Tardieu. They were printed by J.E. Wolfensberger in 1973, in a limited edition of only 84 copies and published by Editions Brunidor and Editions Apeiros, Zurich. However, only the 25 first sets included the deluxe suite of these lithographs in different colours. Each one of the 6 lithographs was printed on a separate sheet of Chine paper that was then supported on BFK Rives paper, which bears the “BFK Rives France” watermark. Literature: Spies, W. & Leppien, H. (2006). Max Ernst: The Complete Graphic Work. Cologne: Dumont / Wittenborn. Reference: Spies/Leppien 20.