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Lot 92: René Magritte - La Trahison des Images MM (The Treachery of Images)

Est: CHF 1,000 - CHF 1,200Sold:
TGP AuctionJanuary 26, 2021Neuchatel, Switzerland

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René Magritte - La Trahison des Images MM (The Treachery of Images) Lithographie en couleurs d’après l'oeuvre de René Magritte. Numérotée, signée dans la planche et tirée à 275 exemplaires. Imprimées à Paris en 2010 sur du papier pur chiffon BFK Rives. Sur la lithographie sont apposés en marge, les timbres à sec de l'ADAGP, celui de la succession Magritte et du paraphe de son représentant, Monsieur Charly Herscovici, également Président de la Fondation Magritte et Chairman du Magritte Museum à Bruxelles. Très bon état 45 x 60 cm Color lithograph after the 1929 oil on canvas by Rene Magritte, plate-signed by Magritte and numbered from the edition of 275. The lithograph features the dry stamps of the Magritte Foundation & ADAGP and is countersigned in pencil by Mr. Charly Herscovici, President of the Magritte Foundation, Chairman of the Magritte Museum and unique representative of the Magritte Succession. A proof of edition is printed on the back of the lithograph, guaranteeing its authenticity. Very good condition 45 x 60 cm (17.7' x 23.6' in)

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Pop, Modern & Contemporary Art

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January 26, 2021, 06:00 PM CET

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