RENÉ MAGRITTE 1898 - 1967 (after)
La Valse Hésitation (Kaplan & Baum 13)
Color aquatint and etching, 1971.
Signed by the artist's wife, Georgette Magritte, and numbered 40/150 in pencil, lower margin, and signed and annotated by the artist's wife in pencil, verso.
Printed by Jacques David, Paris.
Plate: 18.875 x 22.875 in.
Sheet: 22.25 x 29.875 in., full margins.
Two green apples with leafy stems huddle close to one another. Despite the fact that apples do not have eyes, both figures don eye masks. The figures tilt towards one another, as if exchanging glances or preparing to kiss. A common motif throughout Magritte’s work, the apples appear with a sense of liveliness and personality, placed into a new and unexpected context by the artist. The two apples engage with one another as they draw in close, endowed with distinct emotions of affection.
Pale time stain. A very good impression of this scarce print, with strong colors.