Marc Chagall, ‘A la Femme, Qu’est-il rest..., from Sur La Terre Des Dieux’, 1967, Christie's

Signed in pencil, numbered 'epreuve d'artiste 5/25' (an artist's proof, the edition was 75), published by Mourlot, Paris, with full margins, the blue and green slightly attenuated, otherwise generally in good condition
Image: 17 ¾ x 14 ½ in. (451 x 369 mm.)
Sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 5/8 in. (645 x 498 mm.)

Mourlot 536; see Cramer books 72

About Marc Chagall

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus