René Magritte, Man Ray and the Surrealist Portrait of the Poet Edward James

12 November | New York

In this episode of Anatomy of An Artwork, discover the surrealist brilliance of René Magritte’s portrait of Edward James from 1937. Painted from photographs by fellow surrealist Man Ray, Le Principe du plaisir showcases Magritte's lifelong interest with our visual reality, using an uncanny alteration of the familiar to accentuate tension between the visible and the hidden. Le Principe du plaisir will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening sale. (12 November | New York)

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