René Magritte

Belgian | 1898 - 1967

René Magritte was a Belgian Impressionist & Modern artist who was born in 1898. His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. Numerous key galleries and museums such as PalaisPopulaire by Deutsche Bank have featured René Magritte's work in the past.René Magritte's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 3 USD to 79,428,869 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 79,428,869 USD for L’empire des lumières, sold at Sotheby's London in 2022. René Magritte has been featured in articles for HYPEBEAST, The Guardian and AnOther. The most recent article is Despite Solid Sales for Emerging Artists, Phillips’s $138.9 M. Contemporary Sale Hampered by ‘Tentative’ Market written for ARTnews in November 2022. The artist died in 1967.

Artist's alternative names: René François Ghislain Magritte

Current Exhibitions

Collection III: 2023

Jan 20,2024 - May 06,2024

Surrealism at the Harn: A Centennial Celebration

Harn Museum of Art
Gainesville | Florida | USA
Dec 09,2023 - Jun 02,2024


Despite Solid Sales for Emerging Artists, Phillips’s $138.9 M. Contemporary Sale Hampered by ‘Tentative’ Market
Monet and Klein Lead the 20th/21st Century London to Paris Evening Sales
Rauschenberg & Johns: Significant Others Opens at the National Gallery


..Magritte, who is considered a leading figure in Surrealism, is particularly known for his works that turn everyday reality upside down; an apple fills a whole room and a nose becomes a pipe...

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Amos Rex

..Magritte, perhaps the most naturalistic of modern painters, also regularly featured curtains in his work...

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Centre Pompidou Paris

..Magritte had otherwise always refused to explain his works, which gave glimpses of what “the mystery of the world” might look like in pictorial form...

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Amos Rex

..A selection of more than 100 works from around the world will cover every creative phase of the artist, retracing Magritte’s artistic career...

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Albertina Museum

..Magritte did not see himself as an artist, but rather as a thinking person, who conveyed his thoughts through painting...

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

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