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René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)
LOT ID: 16128
Une Porte S'Ouvre sur la Nuit Veloutee (from Les Enfants Trouves), 1968

Lithograph, color
11 х 19 in. (27.94 x 48.26 cm.)
Signed, initialed by the publisher, Fernand Mourlot, in pencil, lower right and signed on the stone "Magritte", lower left. Numbered 109/350 in pencil on the lower left.
Print/Casting Year 1968
Edition 350
Foundry/Publisher Mourlot
Lot description
This lithograph is from the portfolio "Les Enfants Trouves", published in 1968, and created from a painting included in Magritte's largest mural installation at the Casino Communal de Knokke completed in June, 1953.
The great Surrealist painter Rene Magritte continues to delight and intrigue collectors today with his delicious blend of the mysterious and the mundane. He was always interested in dreams as the inspiration for much of his imagery. Magritte has said of his work, "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...."
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