Time Transfixed  1938

by René Magritte

Impressed by René Magritte’s submissions to the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition, the collector Edward James invited the artist to paint canvases for the ballroom of his London home. In response, Magritte conceived [i]On the Threshold of Liberty[/i] (in the collection of the Art Institute) and his now-famous [i]Time Transfixed[/i]. The artist later explained this p...
57 7/8 x 38 7/8 in / 147 x 98.7 cm
Oil on canvas
© 2018 C. Herscovici, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



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