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  • Etched and printed at the Atelier Georges Visat, Paris, by Georges Visat following an original color sketch by the artist illustrating Le Lien de paille by Louis Scutenaire. The etching of the plates for the series was completed under Magritte’s supervision but he died before the editioning could be carried out.

    • Literature

      Gilbert Kaplan and Timothy Baum 17

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L'Oeil (The Eye), plate 2 from Le Lien de paille (The Straw Link) (K. & B. 17)

1968
Etching and aquatint in colors, on BFK Rives paper, with full margins.
I. 6 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (17.5 x 14.6 cm)
S. 11 1/8 x 8 7/8 in. (28.3 x 22.5 cm)

Stamp signed and numbered 25/150 in pencil (there was also an edition of 150 on Japon nacré and 25 hors commerce on Rives and Japon nacré paper), published by Editions Georges Visat, Paris, with the Gravure Originale Atelier René Magritte blindstamp, framed.

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$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,300

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