Souvenir de voyage (Memory of a Journey) (128/300), 2011
13 x 9.87 in
"Souvenir de voyage (Memory of a Journey)" is a color lithograph after the original 1961 painting by Rene Magritte. A perplexing composition containing a giant green apple standing on a beach surrounded by rocks and the sea, all backlit by a two-toned sunset. A blue masquerade mask adorns the apple with narrow eyes. The anthropomorphized fruit appears to be watching very closely over the viewer. Artworks entirely made in France: from the production of the paper in Arches in the Vosges department, to the traditional lithographic printing process, one drawing for each different color, one color per press run. The lithographs were authorized, supervised, and validated by the ADAGP (Society of Authors in the Graphic and Plastic Arts) and by Mr. Charly Herscovici, President of the Magritte Foundation, Chairman of the Magritte Museum and unique representative of the Magritte Succession. Each lithograph features the dry stamps of the Magritte Foundation & ADAGP and is countersigned in pencil by Mr. Charly Herscovici. A proof of edition is printed on the back of each lithograph, guaranteeing its authenticity.