Jimmy Ernst Signed 1970 “Space Icon” Limited Edition Abstract Serigraph
A 1970 signed abstract serigraph print by the German-American artist Jimmy Ernst (1920-1984). Titled Space Icon, this abstract serigraph print features an array of black and blue layered designs with a red sphere and blue rectangle in the background. Signed "Jimmy Ernst 70, 2/150" to the bottom portion of the print and titled “Space Icon” verso.
Born in Cologne, Germany as Hans Ulrich Ernst, Jimmy Ernst was the son of Modern artist Max Ernst and art historian Luise Straus-Ernst. Jimmy, whose mother was Jewish, was able to flee Nazi Germany in 1938 and immigrate to the United States. In 1942, Ernst was the director of Peggy Guggenheim's The Art of This Century gallery. In 1950, he was a part of the famous "Irascible Eighteen," along with Abstract Expressionist artists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, who protested the exhibition policy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ernst's works are part of numerous collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Fine Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as others.
40" x 30”.
Overall age appropriate wear to the edges and corners with minor creases. Minor markings and scuffs to the back. Small areas of color fading and scuffing.
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