The Art Institute of Chicago presents an exhibition of Magritte’s work called “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938.” The exhibition is a collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Menil Collection in Houston. Curator Stephanie D’Alessandro:
Even if we have lots of people in the galleries, I really think that visitors are going to have a very intimate experience with them, and I think see these works in a way that they haven’t before.
Christie’s International sells Magritte’s 1928 work Les jours gigantesques (The Titanic Days) to U.S. billionaire Wilbur Ross for $11.3 million dollars or about nine times its estimated price. London-based dealer Daniella Luxembourg, one of the underbidders, speaks of the painting:
That painting was seminal for our understanding of Magritte. There’s a lot more interest in Surrealism and its origins. It’s an early work influenced by Freud, and there’s only one of these compositions in private hands. Whoever bought it is a lucky man.