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Cosmogonie Elementaire

Rene Magritte-Cosmogonie Elementaire-1949

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Cosmogonie Elementaire
79 x 99 cm
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Oil on canvas
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Signed Magritte (lower left); titled and dated 1949 (on the reverse)
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Provenance :
Alexander Iolas, New York (acquired from the artist in 1949); Christophe de Menil, New York (acquired from the previous by 1960 until at least 1985); Muriel & Howard Weingrow, New York (acquired by 1993); Acquired in 2000
Exhibition History :
New York, Hugo Gallery, Magritte, 1951, no. 2; Dallas, Museum for Contemporary Arts & Houston, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, René Magritte in America, 1960-61, no. 26, illustrated in the catalogue; Sarasota, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Macon, Georgia, Mercer University; Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts & traveling, Rene Magritte; Yves Tanguy, 1961-62 (no exhibition catalogue); Little Rock, Arkansas Art Center, Magritte, 1964, n.n.; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Waltham, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago; Pasadena, Pasadena Museum of Art & Berkeley, University of California Museum, René Magritte, 1965-66, no. 48, illustrated in the catalogue; London, Tate Gallery, Magritte, 1969, no. 69, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Peintres de l’imaginaire: Symbolistes et Surrealistes belges, 1972, no. 135, illustrated in the catalogue; Houston, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Secret Affinities: Words and Images by René Magritte, 1976-77, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts & Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Retrospective Magritte, 1978-79, no. 146, illustrated in the catalogue; Roslyn Harbor, Nassau County Museum of Art, Surrealism, 1995, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue; Rome, Complesso del Vittoriano, Magritte. La storia centrale, 2001, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue; Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Magritte, 2003, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images, 2006-07, illustrated in color in the catalogue; New York, Blain-Di Donna, Rene Magritte: Dangerous Liaisons, 2011, illustrated in color in the catalogue

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