Le Seize Septembre
Artwork: Le Seize Septembre
Size: 162 x 130.2 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1957
Marks: Signed 'Magritte' (lower right); signed again, dated and titled 'MAGRITTE 'LE SEIZE SEPTEMBRE' 1957' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Alexandre Iolas, New York (acquired from the artist, 1957); Jean and Dominique de Menil, Houston (acquired from the previous, by December 1960); Private collection, Brussels (acquired from the previous, 1978); Private collection, California; Private collection, United States (acquired from the previous, 1986); Acquired from the previous by the late owner, 2015
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Cahiers d'Art, Rene Magritte, January-February 1958, no. 2; New York, Iolas Gallery, Rene Magritte, 1958; New York, Iolas Gallery, Rene Magritte, 1959 (possibly no. 834); Dallas, Museum of Contemporary Art and Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Rene Magritte in America, December 1960-February 1961, no. 64; Little Rock, Arkansas Art Center, Magritte, May-June 1964; The New York Cultural Center and Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Painters of the Mind's Eye: Belgian Symbolists and Surrealists, February-May 1974, p. 136, no. 115 (illustrated; dated 1960 and with incorrect dimensions); Houston, Rice University, Institute for the Arts, Secret Affinities: Words and Images by Rene Magritte, October 1976-January 1977, p. 27; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings by Rene Magritte, December 1977, no. 16

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Date: 2019-11-11
Lot Number: 16A
Low Estimate: $7000000 [+142%]
High Estimate: $10000000 [+70%]
Hammer Price: $17000000
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