Unusual Magritte For $17,5 Million At Auction

Unusual Magritte

One of the largest paintings by Surrealist master Rene Magritte could set a record for the artist when it is goes up for sale with an estimated price of 14 million pounds ($17.5 million). Magritte’s “La Corde Sensible” (“Heartstrings”) will be auctioned in London on Feb. 28, and will go on display at Christie’s London showroom Feb. 23. The image which depicts a crystal Champagne glass topped with a frothy crown of clouds in a mountainous landscape was painted in 1960 as a gift for his wife.

Unusual Magritte

The couple later sold it, and it has been in a private Belgian collection since 1990.
At 114 centimeters by 146 centimeters (almost 4 feet by 5 feet) it’s one of Magritte’s largest oil paintings.
Christie’s deputy chairman Olivier Camu said the painting “is the most striking painting by Magritte that we have sold at auction” since the 2002 sale of “The Dominion of Lights.” That sold for almost $12.7 million, then a record for the artist. In 2014, rival auctioneer Sotheby’s sold Magritte’s “Le Beau Monde” for 7.9 million pounds – $12.9 million at the time.

Unusual Magritte

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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