Marc Chagall, ‘David’, 1973, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘David’, 1973, Christie's

Signed in pencil, inscribed E.A., dedicated en bon souvenir Marc Chagall 1978, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 150, published by Musées Nationaux, Paris, the full sheet, with scattered foxing, tipped to a card at the upper corners, otherwise in good condition; with Catalogue Frontispiece, lithograph, 1969, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 67/100 (there was also an edition of fifty numbered in Roman numerals and thirty with wide margins), dedicated en bon souvenir Marc Chagall 1978, the full sheet, some pale scattered foxing, some soft creasing at upper right, otherwise in good condition.
Image 155 x 115 mm., Sheet 305 x 244 mm. (M. 700)

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Mourlot 700 & 595

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