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Le baiser by René Magritte

René Magritte

Le baiser, 1957

Gouache on paper
27 x 33.7 cm (10.63 x 13.25 in)
Works on Paper
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, London (06 Feb 2020)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Feb 6, 2020
Christie'sLondonThe Art Of The Surreal Evening Sale37
$****** - ******
Le baiser
Jun 23, 2015
Christie'sLondonImpressionist and Modern Evening Sale7
$****** - ******
Le baiser
Feb 2, 2010
Christie'sLondonThe Art of the Surreal116
$****** - ******
Le baiser
Feb 7, 2005
Christie'sLondonThe Art of the Surreal - Evening Sale73
$****** - ******
Le baiser
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Artwork Description

Works on Paper


27 x 33.7 cm (10.63 x 13.25 in)


gouache on paper


signed 'Magritte' (lower left)


Alain Tarica, Paris.

Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels.

Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired from the above circa 1983; sale, Christie's, London, 7 February 2005, lot 73.

Private collection, London, by whom acquired at the above sale, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, London, 2 February 2010, lot 116.

Private collection, Europe, by whom acquired at the above sale; sale, Christie's, London, 23 June 2015, lot 7.

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage, René Magritte, June - October 1987, no. 114, p. 207 (illustrated; titled 'L'Oiseau bleu' and dated 'circa 1962'); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, René Magritte, November 1987 - February 1988, no. 119.

San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, René Magritte, The Fifth Season, May - October 2018, p. 150 (illustrated pl. 61, p. 138)


D. Sylvester, ed., René Magritte, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, Gouaches, Temperas, Watercolours and Papiers Collés, 1918-1967, Antwerp, 1994, no. 1433 (illustrated p. 200).

K. Conley, Surrealist Ghostliness, Lincoln, 2013, p. 245, under note 15.


signed 'Magritte' (lower left)