RENÉ MAGRITTE | L'OVATION
Property from a Private European Collection
RENÉ MAGRITTE | L'OVATION
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RENÉ MAGRITTE | L'OVATION

Estimate: 12,000,000 - 18,000,000 USD
Property from a Private European Collection

RENÉ MAGRITTE | L'OVATION

Estimate: 12,000,000 - 18,000,000 USD
Lot sold:14,052,000USD

Description

Property from a Private European Collection

RENÉ MAGRITTE

1898 - 1967

L'OVATION


Signed Magritte (upper left); dated 1962, titled and inscribed 116/89 (on the reverse)

Oil on canvas

35 by 45⅝ in.

89 by 116 cm

Painted in 1962.

Condition report

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Provenance

Alexander Iolas, New York (acquired from the artist in 1962)

Jean & Dominique de Menil, Houston (acquired from the above in 1965)

Alexander Iolas, New York (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above on January 15, 1985

Literature

54 64: Painting and Sculpture of a Decade (exhibition catalogue), Tate Gallery, London, 1964, illustrated n.p.

Metro International Directory of Contemporary Art 1964, Milan, 1964, illustrated p. 218

René Magiritte, André Bosmans & Francine Perceval, Lettres à André Bosmans: 1958-1967, Paris, 1990, pp. 238-39 & 241-43

David Sylvester, ed., Sarah Whitfield & Michael Raeburn, 

René Magritte. Catalogue Raisonné, Oil Paintings, Objects and Bronzes 1949-1967, vol. III, London, 1993, no. 943, illustrated p. 358

Exhibited

Knokke, Casino Communal, XVe festival belge d'été: L'Oeuvre de René Magritte, 1962, no. 104

Milan, Galleria Schwarz, Magritte, 1962, n.n. 

Rome, L'Attico, Magritte, 1963, n.n.

(probably) Geneva, Galerie Alexander Iolas, Magritte, 1963, n.n.

Paris, Galerie Alexander Iolas & New York, Iolas Gallery, Magritte: le sens propre, 1964, no. 16