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Marc Chagall, ‘One Plate, from: Le Cirque’, 1967, Christie's

Signed in pencil, numbered 20/24 (there was also an unsigned, unnumbered edition of 250 without margins and twenty hors commerce copies), published by Tériade Editeur, Paris, the full sheet, a deckle edge below, the colours still strong, pale light-, mount and backboard staining, otherwise in good condition, framed
Image 422 x 656 mm., Sheet 520 x 755 mm.

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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 510; see Cramer Books 78

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