Lot 667: French writer and poet (1896–1966) best known as the founder of Surrealism. Page from a manuscript draft of notes in French, written by Breton and later significantly augmented by him in blue ballpoint, unsigned, one page, 8.25 x 10.5. Headed "Rene Magritte," the notes discuss several of the artist's paintings, the philosophical concepts behind his art, Magritte in America, and the shift of his work from a literal to figurative sense. In fine condition. Despite their volatile and often contentious relationship, Breton and Magritte remained in contact throughout their careers; Breton often returned to the topic of Magritte's work, over the years vacillating on its Surrealist merits. An excellent artistic association between two of the best-known figures of the movement, especially desirable for the insight it offers into Breton's working process of review and revision.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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