Size: 23 x 35 inches
Artist: Magritte, René (After)
This museum poster was produced for a 1983 exhibition held at the Musée de la Publicité in Paris. The Musée de la Publicité was an independent museum of advertising history located in Paris, France. It first opened in 1978 as the Musée de l’Affiche (Engl: Poster Museum), and is now a department of the Musée des Art Décoratifs. This poster refers to an exhibition that focused on Magritte's significant involvement and impact in the advertisement industry, and features a painting of a woman inspired after Magritte's wife. A perfect addition to any office or living space, this poster is in excellent condition, with only minor edge-wear at the bottom left corner.
René Magritte (1898-1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist known for his humorous and witty paintings. After his first surrealist painting's poor reception in Brussels, Magritte moved to Paris became involved in the surrealist group through André Breton. Despite his initial failure in the surrealist art scene, Magritte became a pivotal player in the union of fine arts and advertisement, as his work attracted everything from cigarette companies to the Volkswagen car brand. His subversive and thought-provoking style inspired artists including Andy Warhol, Storm Thorgerson and Luis Rey.