René Magritte

Belgian, 1898-1967

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René Magritte

Belgian, 1898-1967

10,155 followers

With his highly cerebral Surrealist imagery, René Magritte breathed new life into seemingly …

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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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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$21m, Christie's, 2017
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 3 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 13 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
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