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Christie’s The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 febbraio 2019

London – Launching 20th Century at Christie’s on 27 February 2019, The Art of the Surreal sale will follow the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. This year’s 18th edition of Christie’s annual The Art of the Surreal auction includes Surrealist works spanning from 1890 to 1974, with 34 lots by 16 artists. The sale includes seven works by René Magritte, led by Le lieu commun (1964, Estimate on Request), one of the finest and largest examples of his iconic bowler-hatted men. Never-before seen at auction, the work offers a unique view of the wandering figure both full-face and hidden behind a column in an ambiguous landscape of either impossible or multiple reality. Six works by Max Ernst and four by Joan Miró are also offered, alongside a rare discovery by Salvador Dalí, one of the experimental works of Joan Miró’s ‘dream’ paintings, and a rediscovered, large and enigmatic work by Oscar Domínguez, unseen in public since its creation in 1934. The works from the sale will be exhibited in London from 21 to 27 February 2019, with 20th Century at Christie’s continuing until 7 March.Olivier Camu, Deputy Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s: “The 18th edition of our annual themed sale promises to be exciting, with newly discovered paintings by Dali and Dominguez, as well as Magritte’s masterpiece Le lieu commun. It’s an honour to present this work at auction for the first time. It is the most important and iconic representation of Magritte’s bowler-hatted man to be auctioned since the sale of Le fils de l’homme in 1998, which reached a phenomenal price at Christie’s New York. Formerly in the collection of Gustave Nellens, who received it from the artist, Le lieu commun is one of the eight largest paintings Magritte did in this hyper-realistic style of the bowler-hatted man, four of which are now in museums.”

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