Lot 568: ALS in French, signed "Magritte," one page, 8.5 x 11, March 8, 1939. Untranslated letter sending thanks for an invitation he received and asking about the shipping and returning of paintings. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, overall toning, and filing holes to left edge. Magritte's most famous work from this period is 'The Palace of Memories,' which shows a theater curtain raised to reveal a vast rocky landscape. In raising logistical questions about the shipment of paintings, the great surrealist delves into the tangible quality of the 'artwork as object' rather than the 'artwork as image,' a return to the theme of his famed work of a decade earlier, 'The Treachery of Images.'
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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