Gabriel von Max


Dein gedenken

(Monkey Viewing a Painting)

oil on panel, c. 1900-15


Gabriel von Max

Dein gedenken [In Remembrance of You] (Monkey Viewing a Painting)

circa 1900-1915

oil on wood panel

38,9 x 29,1 cm (15 5/6 x 11 7/16 in.)

signed lower right: "G v Max"

titled upper right: "Dein gedenken"

Exhibition History:

2011     "Gabriel von Max: Be-tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul," Frye Art Museum, Seattle, July 9-Oct. 30, 2011

Publication History:

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, ed., Gabriel von Max (Seattle: Frye Art Museum, 2011), ill. 59, pg. 76

Angela Schürzinger, Gabriel von Max' Affenbilder. Zum Einfluss der durch Charles Darwin und Ernst Haeckel vermittelten Evolutionstheorie, M.A. thesis, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, 2012, discussed at pgs. 64-66, ill. no. 22 at pg. 107.

Alain Jaubert, director, La Beauté Animale [The Animal Beauty], documentary film (Ivry sur Seine: Les Poissons Volants, 2012)


For an essay, from a contemporary art perspective, on Gabriel von Max's monkey paintings, in particular those which reference the act of painting itself like this one, see: Ulf Jensen, "Tropic of the Apes: A Dialogue Between Gabriel von Max and Jörg Immendorff," in Jörg Immendorff: For All Beloved in the World (Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2018), pp. 49-61.


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