Archive, Fine Art, Old Masters

René Magritte (Belgium, 1898–1967)
L'ami intime
signed ‘Magritte’ (lower left)
oil on canvas
28 5⁄8 x 25 ½ in. (72.6 x 64.9 cm.)
Painted in January - February 1958

GBP 30,000,000 – GBP 50,000,000

Christie's London, The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, 7 March 2024

Galerie Alexander Iolas, Paris & New York, by whom acquired directly from the artist in December 1958.
Mario Tazzoli, Turin, by 1965.
Max Wasserman, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, by 1969.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 March 1980, lot 61.
Georges Marci, Switzerland, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Gilbert & Lena Kaplan, New York, by whom acquired from the above in 1980.