The retrospective exhibition of Magritte's work organized by curator David Sylvester at the Tate Gallery in 1969 prompted the Menil Foundation, Texas, to invite him to produce a catalogue raisonne of Magritte, and also this monograph. Sylvester's treatment of the artist's life depicts the ironies of a career full of disappointment, explores his chequered relationship with his dealers, and reveals the realities of a legendary marriage. Its analysis of the work combines discussion of individual pieces with examination of the artist's obsessions and attitudes.
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Magritte's work consistently attracts my intellect like few artists and yet, for some reason, I've never paid much attention to his titling. Gimferrer's narrative is short, but he does delve into the ... Read full review