Marc Chagall, ‘Litho pour un catalogue’, 1959, Koller Auctions

Edition 234/300. Signed lower right: Marc Chagall. Sheet size 20.3 x 30 cm on vélin (double page). Published by the Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris. Printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Koller Auktionen thanks Mr. Yves und Marc Lebouc, Bouquinerie de l'Institut, Paris, for their scientific advice.

Image rights: Courtesy Koller Auktionen.

Catalogue raisonné:
Mourlot, no. 217.
Cramer, Illustrated Books, no. 37.

This lithograph has been the frontispice of the deluxe catalogue for the exhibition by Marc Chagall in 1959 at Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris.

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