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Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art

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By Michel Draguet, General Director of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium 

Fifty years after his death, René Magritte still fascinates us. Mysterious and interrogative, his work questions our views and challenges our certainties. His work has influenced all sorts of movements, from pop art to conceptual art, and he continues to intrigue and inspire the artistic world today. Michel Draguet discusses Magritte’s legacy, focusing on the different ways he inspired so many artists, such as Marcel Broodthaers, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, César, Sean Landers, David Altmejd, George Condo, and Gavin Turk.

Languages: FR & NL
Michel Draguet photo by Sophie Delauw. René Magritte, The Blank Page, 1969, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Inv. 10711 © 2017, Charly Hersovici c/o Sabam, RMFAB, Brussels, Photo J. Geleyns