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Marc Chagall, ‘La Mise en Mots’, 1969, Heritage Auctions
Marc Chagall, ‘La Mise en Mots’, 1969, Heritage Auctions

Published by Skira, Geneva/Mourlot, Paris LITERATURE: Mourlot, 584

Ed. 4/175 (there were also 25 in Roman numerals)

Condition Report: Time staining verso; vertical fold from;upper center to lower center.;Tabbed along upper edge, mounted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 27.5 X 25.5 Inches

Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge

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