Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Fine Art

René Magritte, Memory of a Journey

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Artist: René Magritte (1898 - 1967)
Title: Memory of a Journey
Medium: Color Lithograph
Sheet Size: 23 3/5 in x 15 3/4 in (60 cm x 40 cm)
Framed Size: Approx. 35 in x 25 in (88.9 cm x 63.5 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 275 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.
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ID # W-5559

Rene Magritte Memory of a Journey is a dream-like image that seemingly evades logic. The image of the Leaning Tower of Pisa supported by a giant feather brings to mind several associations all at once. We are reminded of the magnetism of iconic monuments from cultures long gone, of the touristic pilgrimages people make to far-flung sites, and of the impermanence of these constructions. The Tower is a perfect example, since it has long stood in this suspended state on the brink of collapse. Like our snapshots taken on vacation, Magritte's composition is both arbitrary and poignant. With a great blue sky hovering overhead, broken up into literal blocks of cloud, the feeling that something will soon happen is inescapable in this fantastical work.

Created after several original paintings dating to 1949-52 by René Magritte (1898-1967), this color lithograph is 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 275 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 sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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