Marc Chagall, ‘Paravent (4 Panel Screen)’, 1963, Odon Wagner Contemporary

​This screen is made up of four panels beautifully framed in gold-leaf. When this screen was being made, Chagall went into every detail of its construction (mounting, wood, etc.). The artist​ went to look at a great number of old screens so as to become thoroughly familiar with the decorative art of the Far East. This exceptional work took months of labour and of research.

101 examples were printed (100 examples are signed and numbered, 1 name and signed example not for sale). The artist made a few proofs in black and white to keep for himself.

There is also an experimental screen, not in the series, with embellishments by Chagall himself.

Catalogue Raisonné: Mourlot 390, Sorlier 390.

Signature: Signed & editioned on lower right.

Publisher: Sorlier

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