Marc Chagall, ‘Baie de Nice’, 1970, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Marc Chagall, ‘Baie de Nice’, 1970, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Marc Chagall, ‘Baie de Nice’, 1970, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Edition: EA (Artists proof): This was made before the poster edition of 3100 with text. The Sorlier Catalogue says that there were a few “avant les lettres” proofs made beefier the poster edition. Since there was no signed and numbered edition of this work made our present example is treater a rare one.
Note: This item was an avant les lettre poster for an exhibition held at the Galerie des Ponchettes, 77 Quai des Etats Unis, Nice, between 10th July and 16th August 1970. It was Lithographed by Charles Soprlier, a principal Chromatist in Mourlot Freres, after a painting by Marc Chagall. Chagall supervised, approved and signed the finished prodiuct.
Printed by: Fernand Mourlot, Paris

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France

Collection: Charles Sorlier, Paris

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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