Christie’s: Prints & Multiples

Live bidding opening in
01day
09hr
04min
46sec
Marc Chagall, ‘Les roses pompon’, 1974, Christie's

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Signed in pencil, numbered 16/50, published by Maeght, Paris, the full sheet, a deckle edge below and at right, pale light-staining, the colours still strong, the sheet tipped down to the backboard at the upper sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, framed
Image 320 x 250 mm., Sheet 538 x 405 mm.

Christie's Special Notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Mourlot 725

Christie's, London, 2 December 1992, lot 338.

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