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René Magritte, The Ready-Made Bouquet

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Artist René Magritte (1898 - 1967)
Title The Ready-Made Bouquet
Medium Color Lithograph
Image Size 23 3/5 in x 15 3/4 in (60 cm x 40 cm)
Framed Size approx. 43 in x 26 in (109.2 cm x 66 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-5556

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 in 1957 after an 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 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 final 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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