Marc Chagall, ‘Jean Paulhan, De Mauvais Sujets, Les Bibliophiles de l'Union Française, Paris, 1958’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Jean Paulhan, De Mauvais Sujets, Les Bibliophiles de l'Union Française, Paris, 1958’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Jean Paulhan, De Mauvais Sujets, Les Bibliophiles de l'Union Française, Paris, 1958’, Christie's
Marc Chagall, ‘Jean Paulhan, De Mauvais Sujets, Les Bibliophiles de l'Union Française, Paris, 1958’, Christie's

A dedication copy, one plate signed and dated in pencil by the artist and inscribed 'Pour Charles (Sorlier) / souvenir / 1959,' with the title and justification page with text in French, on Arches paper, signed by the artist, the author and the publisher in blue pencil on the justification page, copy C of Y (there was also an edition of 112 in Arabic numerals), loose (as issued), in very good condition, with the original paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and matching slipcase (the slipcase with minor wear).
Overall: 17 ¾ x 13 3/8 x 2 in. (451 x 340 x 51 mm.)

see Cramer books 35

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