Since 2005, the sculpture "Capricorne" has been one of the main attractions of the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl. However, the lender, Deutsche Bank, now wants to sell the work for a multi-million dollar amount.
Just a few days ago, the Max Ernst Museum welcomed its millionth visitor. Now, the renowned museum of the LVR (Landschaftsverband Rheinland) near Schloss Augustusburg has to cope with a severe loss. The Deutsche Bank wants to withdraw its million-dollar loan "Capricorne" from the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl. The world-famous Ernst sculpture, on loan to the Max Ernst Museum since 2005, is to be sold. The board of the Max Ernst Foundation has described the bank's announcement as a "cultural-political catastrophe for the Max Ernst Museum and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia." The iconic sculpture represents Ernst's overall artistic work and is identity-forming for the Brühl museum."
Image : John Kasnetsis, Dorothea Tanning und Max Ernst vor der Zementplastik 'Capricorne' von Max Ernst, Sedona, Arizona, 1948, Fotografie, Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Stiftung Max Ernst, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023 für Max Ernst
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