On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Bodley Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist).
Jeffrey Loria, New York; sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 27 May 1976, lot 256.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 18 May 1983, lot 178.
The Mayor Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1988.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
D. Sylvester, S. Whitfield and M. Raeburn, René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, London, 1994, vol. IV, p. 312, no. 1638 (illustrated).
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Aspects of Collage, Assemblage and the Found Object in the 20th Century, 1988, no. 91.