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L'Explication

Rene Magritte-L'Explication-1962

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Artwork:
L'Explication
Size:
35.8 x 27.5 cm
Medium :
Gouache on paper
Creation Year:
1962
Marks
Signed 'Magritte' (lower left); signed, dated and inscribed 'Magritte 1962 L'EXPLICATION' (on the reverse)
Category :
Drawing
Provenance :
Arturo Schwarz, Milan, by whom acquired directly from the artist, sale, Nuova Brera Arte, Milan, 26-28 November 1963, lot 161; Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 April 1987, lot 402; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition History :
Milan, Galleria Arturo Schwarz, Magritte, December 1962; Rome, L'Attico, Magritte, 9 January 1963; Turin, Galleria Notizie, Magritte: opere scelte dal 1925 al 1962, March - April 1965, p. 12 (illustrated); Rome, La Medusa, Studio d'Arte Contemporanea, Rene Magritte: selezione di dipinti dal 1925 al 1962, June 1965, no. 4 (illustrated); Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Le Surrealisme en Belgique I, April - July 1986, no. 20 (illustrated); New York, Arnold Herstand & Co., Rene Magritte: Paintings, November - December 1986, pp. 38 & 46 (illustrated n.p.); Paris, Musee Maillol, Magritte; tout en papier, March - June 2006, p. 64 (illustrated p. 65)

Christie’s London

Date:
2018-02-27
Lot Number :
116
Low Estimate :
$559,599[+5%]*
High Estimate :
$979,298[-40%]*
Hammer Price :
$587,579
Sold For :
$717,336*