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After René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)
LOT ID: 77204
Les grands oiseaux sont ceux de l'île du trésor (from Les Enfants Trouvés), 1968

Lithograph, in colors
12 х 19 in. (30.48 x 48.26 cm.)
Plate signed, Initialed by the publisher, Fernand Mourlot, in pencil, lower right and signed on the stone "Magritte", lower left. Numbered 342/350 in pencil on the lower left.
Print/Casting Year 1968
Edition 342/350
Foundry/Publisher Mourlot
Lot description
This lithograph is from the portfolio "Les Enfants Trouves." The works in the portfolio are based on Magritte's largest mural installation at the Casino Communal de Knokke, which he completed in June of 1953. The print portfolio was published in 1968.

The works of the great Surrealist painter René Magritte continues to delight and intrigue collectors today with their juxtaposition of the mysterious and the mundane. Always interested in and inspired by dreams, Magritte once said, "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well...."
Les grands oiseaux sont ceux de l'île du trésor (from Les Enfants Trouvés) by René Magritte
  • Les grands oiseaux sont ceux de l'île du trésor (from Les Enfants Trouvés) by René Magritte
  • Les grands oiseaux sont ceux de l'île du trésor (from Les Enfants Trouvés) by René Magritte
  • Les grands oiseaux sont ceux de l'île du trésor (from Les Enfants Trouvés) by René Magritte
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