This lot consists of a hand-painted gouache work on cardboard, framed under glass, with "Magritte" hand written by the artist at lower right. This placid image depicts a woman with physical features so idealized, so perfect in their symmetry, that she could quite easily pass for classical marble. A pure white dove nestles on the woman's sculpted shoulder. Done in the thought-provoking, Surrealist style of Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967). This framed piece measures approximately 21" x 21.25". Image sight measures approximately 14.25" x 14.75".
Painting is accompanied by a laminated certificate, which provides a wealth of information on the artist and art specifics. Morgan Dryden, Authentication Expert and USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) Appraiser, values the piece at "$25,000 - 35,000". Full image of the certificate has been made available for the buyer's review.
Framed approx. 21" x 21.25"; image approx. 14.25" x 14.75".
Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate several private collections of fine art. The pieces in this auction came from established collectors both in the United States and Europe. This is one of the pieces from those collections.
Please note: This work is being sold "In the style of" the named artist. “In the style of” works are works by an unknown creator whose style is strongly under the influence of the style of the named master artist.
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