René Magritte, Le bouquet tout fait (The Ready-Made Bouquet)
|Artist:||René Magritte (1898 - 1967)|
|Title:||Le bouquet tout fait (The Ready-Made Bouquet)|
|Image:||24 1/8 in x 19 in (61.3 cm x 48.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 5/8 in x 22 7/8 in (77.8 cm x 58.1 cm)|
|Framed:||40 3/4 in x 35 1/4 in (103.5 cm x 89.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin (from the total edition of 360, 300 examples numbered 1-300, 45 artist's proofs numbered 1-45, and 15 copies reserved for the Succession Magritte); published and printed by Philippe Moreno Paris in 2003.|
|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. Published and printed by Philippe Moreno, Paris in 2003.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition with vibrant colors throughout.|
A man with a bowler hat stands with his back to the viewer, a figure of Flora from Botticelli's Primavera placed over his coat. This work exemplifies a device that Magritte commonly utilized: partially hiding an object by placing a smaller object in front of it and, therefore, denying the viewer complete access to the larger image. Of this work Magritte states, "Man is a visible apparition like a cloud, like a tree, like a house, like everything we see. I don't deny his importance and neither do I accord him any pre-eminence in a hierarchy of the things that the world offers visually" (Whitfield, no. 116).
Created after the 1957 original oil on canvas Le bouquet tout fait 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 1957 oil on canvas illustrated and discussed alongside no. 116.
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.