In 1967 Lothar Wolleh visited the Belgian surrealist René Magritte a few months before his death. These works are being presented for the first time as part of the Berlin European Month of Photography.
In 1967, the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam dedicated a retrospective exhibition to the Belgian artist René Magritte. Lothar Wolleh traveled to Brussels several times for this occasion and also visited the Magritte family in the run-up to the exhibition.
Lothar Wolleh photographed René Magritte's home and his artistic work, creating an intimate portrait. The photographs in which Magritte interacts with his own paintings are particularly remarkable.
Magritte's paintings became part of the collective memory because of their enigmatic nature. Lothar Wolleh's photographs contribute to this collective memory. Shortly after the exhibition opening, Magritte passed away, giving these photographs an exclusive status.
March 2023 during the European Month of Photography Berlin
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