The Mo Ostin Collection: René Magritte’s L’Empire des lumières

New York | 16 May

Magritte’s L’Empire des lumières works reign supreme among the most iconic images in twentieth century art history. The confounding yet subtle juxtapositions that exist within the series coalesce to form the most poetic examples of Magritte’s conceptual oeuvre. Along with his bowler-hatted men and word paintings, Magritte’s L’Empire des lumières series is the most influential and recognizable of the artist’s entire output, leaving an indelible imprint on the generations of Conceptual and Pop artists that followed.

René Magritte’s L’Empire des lumières will be offered in Sotheby’s Mo Ostin Collection Evening Auction on 16 May at Sotheby’s New York as a part of the New York Sales presented in partnership with CELINE.

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