Size: 20 x 28 inches
Artist: René Magritte (after)
This poster was created for an exhibition of René Magritte's work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965. The artwork reproduced on the poster is L'idole from 1965. This particular exhibition featured 81 works created between 1926-1965 and was attended by the artist. The exhibition also travelled to the Rose Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of California Berkeley, and the Pasadena Art Museum.
Rene Magritte 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 - such as this one called "Son of Man" which he painted in 1964 as a self-portrait. The bird (as seen in this poster) is a recurring motif in his work.
This poster is in excellent condition and ready to be framed.