Marc Chagall, ‘Derrière le Miroir No.182 (Cramer 81)’, 1969, Forum Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘Derrière le Miroir No.182 (Cramer 81)’, 1969, Forum Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘Derrière le Miroir No.182 (Cramer 81)’, 1969, Forum Auctions

Comprising two lithographs printed in colours, each signed in pencil, with text and reproductions, on wove paper, printed by Mourlot, published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, a rare publisher's complimentary copy together with the publisher's card 'Hommage de L'Editeur' signed by Maeght, loose as issued, overall 380 x 280 mm (15 x 11 1/8in) (unframed)

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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