Contemporary, Modern Art and Old Masters

Auction 175 - 7 March 2020

Contemporary, Modern Art and Old Masters Lot 328

René Magritte (Belgium / 1898 - 1967)
Les belles réalités (Beautiful Realities) (1963)


€ 50 000 - 70 000

In a letter to Torczyner of 3 October 1963 Magritte talks about a drawing with this representation and added: "'Les belles Réalités' convient à cette idée que le fameux 'Sens de Réalités' ne doit pas être compris selon le préjugé tenace que les 'réalités' ne sont que laides; fatigantes, etc." From 1962 Magritte produced versions of this representation in oil paint and gouache
"Magritte: Ideas & Images" H. Torczyner, New York 1977, nr. 208 p. 120 reprod.
"Magritte" P. Gimferrer, Paris 1986, pl. 122 reprod.
"L'ami Magritte: correspondance et souvenirs" H. Torczyner, Antwerp 1992, nr. 16 reprod.
"Magritte/Torczyner: Letters Between Friends" R. Magritte, New York 1994, p. 90-91 reprod.
coll. Harry Torczyner, acquired directly from the artist by him
"The collection of Harry Torczyner, Esq." Christie's New York, 19.11.1998, cat. nr. 528
coll. Gerard Gorissen

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