5 May 2011,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 80,500
Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
Les travaux d'Alexandre
brown pencil on paper
Image size: 18½ x 15¼ in. (47 x 38.7 cm.)
Sheet size: 21¾ x 18 in. (55.2 x 45.7 cm.)
Drawn in 1950
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The Fondation René Magritte has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.
Margareth Krebs, Brussels.
The Piccadilly Gallery, London (acquired from the above).
Landau Fine Art, Inc., Montreal (acquired from the above, October 1989).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1995.
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Pass notes on the Belgian Surrealist, ahead of our Art of the Surreal sale on 4 February
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