Marc Chagall, ‘Le Cirque’, 1967, Galerie d'Orsay

A complete album of 38 original lithographs printed in colors and black & white on Velin d’Arches wove paper. Each plate is a richly printed impression of the definitive state from the book edition of 250. The 38 original lithographs (3 double-page sized in color, 20 single-page sized in color, 15 single-page sized in black & white) illustrate the test of the same title composed also by Chagall. The album was published by Efstratios Teriade, Editions Verve, Paris, 1967. The lithographs were printed by Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris. Each plate is in excellent condition, the color plates with fresh, brilliant colors, all printed to the edges on full sheets.

Series: 65/250

Signature: Unsigned

Publisher: Efstratios Teriade, Editions Verve, Paris, 1967

Mourlot 493

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