René Magritte, ‘The May Salon | Le Salon de Mai’, 1965, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed and dated in black ink “Magritte 1965” at the lower left margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil "62/107" at the lower right margin.
It was printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris in 1965.
It was published by Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris in a limited, deluxe edition of 107 impressions.
The paper bears the Arches watermark. TBC

Note: This lithograph was published in a deluxe edition of 107 impressions signed in ink on the the occasion of the 21st Salon de Mai.

Provenance: Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Paris.

Literature: Kaplan, G. E. & Baum, T. (1982). The Graphic Work of René Magritte. New York: II Editions
Reference: Kaplan & Baum 4

Condition: very good condition

About René Magritte

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 (1928-29), for example, Magritte painted a hyperrealistic pipe and wrote, just beneath it, “this is not a pipe”—a caution not to trust our eyes and reminder that the art object, no matter how convincing, is not the real thing. Magritte’s highly figurative style of Surrealism is often discussed along the work of Salvador Dalí and Giorgio de Chirico, and his persistent interrogation of objects has both influenced and paved the way for seminal artistic movements, from Conceptualism to Pop art.

Belgian, 1898-1967, Lessines, Belgium, based in Brussels, Belgium