René Magritte (1898-1967)
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René Magritte (1898-1967)

Le calligraphe (The calligrapher)

René Magritte (1898-1967)
Le calligraphe (The calligrapher)
signed 'Magritte' (lower right); titled (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
12 x 14 3/4 in. (30 x 40 cm.)
Painted in 1958
Edgard Goldmuntz, Antwerp.
Anne Alphond, a gift from the above.
Private collection, Brussels, by whom acquired circa 1987.
sale, Christie's, London, 25 June 2002, lot 42.
Letter from Magritte to Bosmans, 10 January 1959, in R. Magritte, Lettres à André Bosmans 1958-1967, Paris, 1990, pp. 24-25.
D. Sylvester, René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, vol. III, Oil Paintings, Objects and Bronzes 1949-1967, London, 1993, no. 891, p. 301 (illustrated).
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Please note the correct dimensions for this work are 11? x 15? in. (30.3 x 40.2 cm.)

Please note the additional exhibition reference for this lot:
New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, René Magritte, Robert Williams, David LaChapelle, January - April 2005.

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Lot Essay

‘The act of painting is performed in order that poetry appears and not in order to reduce the world to a variety of its material aspects.
Poetry does not forget the mystery of the world: it is not just a means of evasion nor food for the imagination, it is presence of mind.’
(R. Magritte in Rhétorique, June 1963).

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