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La Recherche De L'absolu by RENE MAGRITTE
RENE MAGRITTE

(BELGIAN, 1898 - 1967)

La Recherche De L'absolu

1940


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LOT #56

JUNE 21, 2017

Sotheby's, London

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (Sale l17006)


La Recherche De L'absolu First version painted in 1940; the final version painted circa 1950s. Regular price: $179.99 £ 1,928,750 GBP Premium2,431,768 USD (Sale ends )

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

19.69 in. (50.00 cm.) (height) by 25.79 in. (65.50 cm.) (width)

Description:

First version painted in 1940; the final version painted circa 1950s.

Markings:

signed Magritte (lower left)

Exhibited:

Brussels, Galerie Dietrich,. Exposition René Magritte , 1941, no. 6 or no. 11

Literature:

Letter from Magritte to Claude Spaak, 5th January 1941. Louis Scutenaire, René Magritte , Brussels, 1947, first version illustrated p. 113 . Paul Fierens, Le Fantastique dans l'art flamand , Brussels, 1947, first version illustrated pl. XLVI . David Sylvester (ed.) & Sarah Whitfield, René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné , London, 1993, vol. II, no. 482, first version illustrated p. 283

Provenance:

Lou Cosyn, Brussels. Private Collection, Brussels (acquired from the above circa 1962) . Thence by descent to the present owner


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