FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images”
November 19, 2006 March 4, 2007
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Web site, http://www.lacma.org
Image credit: René Magritte, The Treachery of Images (This is not a pipe) (La Trahison des images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), 1929, oil on canvas.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison collection.
© 2006 C. Herscovici, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © 2006 Museum Associates/LACMA.
Step through the doors of this John Baldessari-designed exhibition and enter the dream-like world of surrealism, where the floor is covered in clouds, the sky is filled with freeways, and the best view in LA is of the New York skyline. Filled with works by Magritte and thirty contemporary artists, including Warhol, Ruscha, and Lichtenstein and Contemporary Art is an exhibition you have to see to believe!
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This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is presented by Lexus. It was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.