Marc Chagall, ‘Hommage à Marc Chagall pour Vava’, Skinner
Marc Chagall, ‘Hommage à Marc Chagall pour Vava’, Skinner

Dated and signed "1967. Chagall 29/6" l.r., inscribed in Cyrillic "...Marc" within the composition u.r.
8 11/16 x 8 7/8 in. (22.0 x 22.5 cm), framed.

N.B. This work comprises the half title page of Hommage à Marc Chagall pour ses quatre-vingts ans: 250 gravures originales, 1922-1967 (Paris: Berggruen & Cie, 1967), hand-illustrated by the artist. A certificate of authenticity signed by Jean-Louis Prat of the Comité Marc Chagall, dated October 13, 2017, and numbered 2017090, accompanies the lot.

Framed dimensions: 17 5/8 x 17 3/8 in.

Estate of the artist; Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida; Andrew Weiss Gallery/AJW Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California; the estate of Mrs. T.D. Welch, Florida.

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