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MAGRITTE, René (1898-1967)

René Magritte, surrealist : autograph postcard, initialled; New York, 10 December 1965, to his friend André Bosmans.

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Picture postcard, 90 x 140 mm, verso with manuscript message in red biro in the hand of Magritte, dated 10 December 1965 and with return address of ‘Hotel Glastone [sic] Room 703, 114 E. 52 Street New York N.Y.’, initialled at the foot ‘R M’; addressed to his friend André Bormans in Liège, mailed from New York (postmark date 11 December 1965); recto with view of the New York skyline at sunset; fine condition.

Chers amis. Après un voyage de 8 heures en aéroplane nous voilà à New York, fatigués et contents tout de même. Nous n’aurons pas le temps de nous ennuyer les invitations tombent à “tours de bras” et il est question de passer quelques jours au Texas ! Un “rapport” oral vous sera donné à Bruxelles bientôt, j’espère. Amicalement. RM’.

[Dear friends. After an 8-hour plane trip here we are in New York, tired but happy all the same. We won’t have time to get bored, there is a deluge of invitations and there is talk of spending a few days in Texas! An oral “report” will be given to you in Brussels soon, I hope. Sincerely. R M]

In December 1965, Magritte travelled to the United States for the first time, on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

The poet André Bosmans (1922-2014) was editor-in-chief of the surrealist journal Rhétorique.