Marc Chagall, ‘Blanc sur Noir’, 1972, Heritage Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘Blanc sur Noir’, 1972, Heritage Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘Blanc sur Noir’, 1972, Heritage Auctions

This work is unmounted and framed under glass; there is very faint mat burn to the margins, with a few spots of foxing visible; old glue along the reverse edges; otherwise, no other apparent condition issues. Framed dimensions 34.6 X 27 inches.

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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