News about Surrealist Antiques
Madrid museum explores legacy of Surrealist Rene Magritte
MADRID – The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is holding the first retrospective in Madrid on the Belgian artist and leading Surrealist Rene Magritte (1898-1967) since the exhibition held at the Fundacion Juan March in 1989. Its title, The Magritte Machine, emphasizes the repetitive and combinatorial element present in the work of this painter, whose obsessive themes constantly […]
DIA acquires painting by Danish Surrealist Rita Kernn-Larsen
DETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts’ board of directors has approved the purchase of a work by Danish artist Rita Kernn-Larsen (1904-1998), furthering the museum’s goal of increasing the number of works by women artists in the collection. This will be the first work by the artist—and the first Surrealist painting by a woman—to […]
Tate acquires archives and art of British surrealist Ithell Colquhoun
LONDON – Tate has acquired a significant body of archives and artworks by British surrealist artist, Ithell Colquhoun, gifted by the National Trust.
René Magritte Surrealist painting sells for record $27M
NEW YORK – A painting by Surrealist icon René Magritte sold for $26.8 million at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on Monday.