- n Belgian surrealist painter (1898-1967)
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- Envisioning the fall
Rene Magritte dedicated his life to painting the impossible. This fall, in what promises to be a blockbuster exhibit of subversive and delightful absurdities, his work comes to the Museum of Modern Art. “There’s now an entire generation of people here who haven’t seen a Magritte show,” says...
Sept. 5, 2013 - New York Post
- John Baldessari in International Herald Tribune
Magritte makes Surrealism digestible for a broader audience, and he's had such a great influence on advertising that we don't even see it anymore,Baldessari said. "I saw it as a chance to do something I haven't done before."
- Louis Mellis in The Guardian
Gangster No 1 was originally influenced by Bacon, Sexy Beast was Hockney, 44 Inch Chest was Magritte,Mellis says. "The gangster thing wasn't researched, or from speaking to cockney hardmen. We just got in a room and made ourselves laugh."