René Magritte
Belgian, 1898-1967
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High auction record
$21m, Christie's, 2017
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-68,
Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
René Magritte: La trahison des images,
Centre Pompidou
2014
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 - 1938,
Art Institute of Chicago

With his highly cerebral Surrealist imagery, René Magritte breathed new life into seemingly conventional subject matter. He often painted everyday objects out of context, in juxtapositions forcing the viewer to reconsider things normally taken for granted. In his iconic trompe l’oeil work The Treachery of Images

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