Marc Chagall, ‘Siren and Fish, from: Nice and the Côte d'Azur | Sirène et Poisson’, 1964, Gilden's Art Gallery

This lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Marc Chagall" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil at the lower left margin "16/150".
This work was printed in 1964 by Charles Sorlier based on Chagall's gouache in a limited edition of 150 hand signed and numbered impressions.
It was published by Mourlot, Paris as part of Chagall's celebrated series "Nice and the Côte d'Azur" that included 12 beautiful lithographs by Sorlier after Chagall.
The details of the artist and printer are inscribed in the plate at the lower part of the image and the edition details are stamped in black ink, verso. The stamp states "Marc Chagall – Sirène et Poisson – gouache sur papier – reproduite en lithographie – Ch. Sorlier graveur – Mourlot, Imp."

Literature: Mourlot, F., & Sorlier, C. (1998). Chagall: The Lithographs V (Catalogue Raisonné). D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
Reference: CS. 28

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor skinning along the extreme edges of the right and lower margin. Pale staining across the sheet, verso.

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