Marc Chagall, ‘The Magician Of Paris’, 1970, ArtWise

Exhibition poster for Marc Chagall at the Grand Palais Dec 1969 - March 1970, features "The Magician of Paris" ref. no. 120 in "Chagall's Posters - A Cataloque Raisonne', Sorlier, 1975. A Sorlier rendering of the original print "The Magician of Paris" (1969, #597 "Lithographs IV, 1969-1973', Sorlier, 1974). Two printings were made because of the success of the exhibition and because the stones had worn out. Supplemental information: 50 prints were made on Arches paper, numbered and signed. 25 artist's proofs were printed, signed and numbered in Roman numerals

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