Artwork: Locean
Size: 50.5 x 65.5 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1943
Marks: Signed 'Magritte' (lower right); dated and inscribed ''L'OCEAN' 1943' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Galerie Lou Cosyn, Brussels; Brook Street Gallery, London; Malcolm & Robin McCorquodale, London, by whom acquired from the previous in 1978; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 6 May 2015, lot 383; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: Brussels, Galerie Dietrich, Rene Magritte, 1944; Brussels, Galerie des Editions La Boetie, Surrealisme, 1946, no. 71; Verviers, Societe Royale des Beaux-Arts de Verviers, Rene Magritte, January - February 1947, no. 9; London, Grosvenor Gallery, Magritte, September - October 1961, no. 27; Turin, Galleria Galatea, Magritte, May - June 1962, no. 20; Milan, Galleria Falanga, Magritte, 1962, no. 19; London, Hayward Gallery, Dada and Surrealism Reviewed, January - March 1978, no. 16 R/S 13; Brussels, Palais des beaux-arts, Retrospective Magritte, October - December 1978, no. 129 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Paris, Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; London, Hayward Gallery, Magritte, May - August 1992, no. 87; this exhibition later travelled to New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Houston, Menil Collection; and Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago

Christie's London

Date: 2018-06-21
Lot Number: 354
Low Estimate: $333690 [-19%]
High Estimate: $467166 [-42%]
Hammer Price: $266952
Sold For: $332021