Marc Chagall, ‘Le rêve de Paris (The Dream of Paris)’, 1969-1970, Phillips

Image: 35 x 25 in. (88.9 x 63.5 cm)
Sheet: 40 x 28 in. (101.6 x 71.1 cm)

From the Catalogue:
"Visions de Paris qui sont peut-être les mêmes et qui ne sont pas les mêmes. Paris reflet de mon coeur. Je voudrais m'y fondre, ne point être seul avec moi-même. (Visions of Paris which are perhaps the same and also different. Paris, reflection of my heart. I’d like to fade into it, not be alone with myself.)" Marc Chagall
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed and numbered 28/75 in pencil

Publisher: Maeght, Paris

Fernand Mourlot 600

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