René Magritte, Golconde (Golconda)
|Artist:||René Magritte (1898 - 1967)|
|Image:||24 1/2 in x 19 7/16 in (62.2 cm x 49.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 5/8 in x 22 7/8 in (77.8 cm x 58.1 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 40 in x 34 1/2 in (101.6 cm x 87.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is signed ‘Magritte’ in fascimile in graphite color in the lower right margin, and signed in pencil in the lower left margin by the representative of ADAGP representing the Magritte Succession, Mr. Charly Hersovici.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition with vibrant colors throughout.|
Of Golconde (Golconda), Whitfield states, "The figures are arranged in diagonal patterns as strictly spaced as the repeated pattern of a wallpaper design. The quiet rhythm made by the vertical forms brings to mind the motionless figures in the highly formalized compositions of Seurat…But whereas Seurat wanted his figures to move about 'as if they were on the Parthenon frieze,' Magritte allows his figures no occupation, no purpose, and in spite of their rigid formation, no fixed point. They could be moving up or down or not moving at all and even the light, which at first seems so reassuringly bright, turns out to be as unnaturally uniform as the bowler hats and overcoats" (no. 112).
Created after the 1953 original oil on Golconde (Golconda) by René Magritte (1898-1967), this color lithograph was published and printed by Philippe Moreno, Paris in 2003. This work is signed ‘Magritte’ in fascimile in graphite color in the lower right margin, and signed in pencil in the lower left margin by the representative of ADAGP representing the Magritte Succession, Mr. Charly Hersovici. Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).
1. Whitfield, Sarah. Magritte. London: The South Bank Centre, 1992. Original 1964 oil on canvas illustrated and discussed as no. 112.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.