Size: 19.75 x 28.5 inches
Artist: (From) Magritte, Rene
About the poster:
A poster for a group exhibition that featured some of the best works from privately held French collections, at Fondation Maeght. Unlined and in excellent condition.
Rene Magritte (whose work is featured in the exhibition poster) is the most celebrated Belgian artist of the twentieth century. To support himself he spent many years working as a commercial artist, producing advertising and book designs, and this most likely shaped his fine art, which often has the abbreviated impact of an advertisement. While some French Surrealists led ostentatious lives, Magritte preferred the quiet anonymity of a middle-class existence, a life symbolized by the bowler-hatted men that often populate his pictures. In later years, he was castigated by his peers for some of his strategies (such as his tendency to produce multiple copies of his pictures), yet since his death, his reputation has only improved. Conceptual artists have admired his use of text in images, and painters in the 1980s admired the provocative kitsch of some of his later work
About Foundation Maeght:
Foundation Maeght was conceived and financed by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght (an art dealer and gallery owner) and continually aims to present modern and contemporary art to the public. Welcoming visitors year-round in a unique, architectural complex designed to present modern and contemporary art in all its forms, they boast one of Europe's largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the twentieth century.
Inaugurated in 1964, the museum is an exceptional site that contains one of the most important collections in Europe with paintings, sculptures, and drawings from the 20th century.
The poster is unlined and in excellent condition.