Marc Chagall, ‘Le Cirque: one plate’, 1967, Christie's


Signed in pencil, annotated 'HC' (one of three hors-commerce impressions, aside from the edition of 24), published by Tériade Editeur, Paris, with full margins, in generally very good condition, framed
Image: 16 ¾ x 25 5/8 in. (425 x 650 mm.)
Sheet: 20 3/8 x 29 3/8 in. (518 x 746 mm.)

Please note that the printed catalogue illustration for this lot is incorrect, the correct image appears online and on this screen.

Mourlot 506; Cramer books 68

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