12 September 2007
Rene Magritte (1898-1967)
Le cornire des désir
signed 'Magritte' (lower right)
pencil on paper
8 1/8 x 5¼ in. (20.7 x 13.3 cm.)
Drawn in 1967
Galleria Schwarz, Milan.
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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D. Sylvester, ed. René Magritte: Catalogue Raisonné, Houston, 1993, vol. III, p. 443 (illustrated, Fig. a).
Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover and Kunsthaus Zurich, May-July 1969, no. 106 (illustrated in color, p. 168).
This drawing is related to the painting, L'art de vivre, of 1967, which features only the male figure, of the pair featured in the present lot, alone in an alpine setting.
(fig. 1) René Magritte, L'art de vivre, 1967. (Private collection.) C 2007 C. Herscovici, Brussels Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Please note that this work will travel to Brussels for the Magritte Committee meeting in October 2007 after the sale.
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