May 05-September 05, 2000

This exhibition, which includes approximately sixty-five works, highlights Magritte's investigation of painting as representation and the relationship between language and images, words and objects, rather than his links to Surrealism. Drawn from an exhibition organized by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, this presentation, which includes SFMOMA's recent acquisition, the great 1952 painting Les valeurs personelles (Personal Values), is the first overview of Magritte's work on the West Coast in more than thirty years.

Exhibition organized by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, in cooperation with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Major support for this exhibition has been provided by Judy and John Webb.

Media sponsor: San Francisco Examiner.

magritte bedroom with comb glass and cloud wallpaper

Ren Magritte, Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values), 1952; © 2000 Charly Herscovici c/o A.R.S., New York