LIVE Forecasts: René Magritte @ Christie’s

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LIVE HAMMER PRICE FORECASTS – 24.02.2017 – 8am GMT

The Art of the Surreal @ Christie’s

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René Magritte (1898-1967), La corde sensible, 1960. Oil on canvas. 44⅞ x 57½ in (114 x 146 cm). Estimate:. This work is offered in The Art of the Surreal sale on 28 February at Christie’s in London

 

Among the largest oil paintings that René Magritte produced, La corde sensible was originally presented by the artist to his wife as a gift. He never again returned to the motif of the cloud and the glass in this combination.

Estimate £14,000,000-18,000,000

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screenshot-2017-02-27-16-24-41René Magritte La corde sensible (1960) – LIVE HAMMER PRICE FORECASTS – 27.02.2017 – 4.25pm GMT

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René Magritte (1898-1967), Le domaine d’Arnheim (The Domain of Arnheim), 1938. Oil on canvas. 28⅝ x 39⅜ in (72.8 x 100 cm). This work is offered in The Art of the Surreal sale on 28 February at Christie’s in London

 

Le domaine d’Arnheim (The Domain of Arnheim) was painted in 1938 and is Magritte’s first oil painting and of one of his most enduring pictorial motifs. Magritte repeated the same theme nine times between 1938 and 1962. The painting offered in the Art of the Surreal auction on 28 February formed part of the collection assembled by the English patron and collector of Surrealist art, Edward James.

Estimate: £6,500,000-8,500,000

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screenshot-2017-02-27-16-24-56René Magritte Le domaine d’Arnheim (The Domain of Arnheim) -1938- LIVE HAMMER PRICE FORECASTS –27.02.2017 – 4.25pm GMT

 

Christie’s have published a primer on the Belgian Surrealist – “10 things to know about René Magritte