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Sotheby’s Unveils 40 Highly Revealing Letters by Rene Magritte

NEW YORK, NY.- On 18 June 2010, Sotheby’s will offer a Highly Important Series of Over Forty Autograph Letters and Postcards from Surrealist master René Magritte to poet Paul Colinet. The correspondence forms an extraordinary record of the artist’s creative process in addition to revealing the literary and artistic influences on his work during the most productive period of his career. Complete with whimsical drawings and sketches, many of which are variations on the artist’s well-known canvases, the cache last appeared on the auction market at Sotheby’s London in 1987, where it was offered in a sale of artifacts from the artist’s studio consigned by his widow. No other significant group of Magritte letters has appeared on the market since.

via Sotheby’s Unveils 40 Highly Revealing Letters by Rene Magritte.

Related video – a documentary about Magritte’s life and work (50 minutes, French Language).

Strange Random Surrealism Quote:

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life. – Brad Holland

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life. (Brad Holland)
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