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John Moran Auctioneers
Monrovia

Edition H.C. (an hors-commerce impression, the edition was 50 plus 25 artist's proofs in Roman numerals)

Sheet: 38" H x 27.5" W; Image: 35" H x 26" W

Literature: Mourlot, 598

Generally good condition. Minor toning to the paper. The right and lower edges of the paper are deckled. Mat burn along …

Medium
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right: Marc Chagall, editioned in pencil lower left

Marc Chagall’s dreamlike compositions depict aspects of the artist’s personal and family histories, and those of Eastern European folklore at large. Flying figures, elements of Jewish tradition, peasant life, and animals are frequent motifs. Chagall’s practice—which spanned painting, printmaking, books, ceramics, and stained glass—was immensely influential in the development of 20th-century art: His supernatural subjects and emotional gestures bridged the work of earlier avant-garde movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism with later modernist styles such as Surrealism. Chagall’s career was disrupted by the World Wars, and while the artist moved between Russia, France, and the United States, he managed to exhibit widely during his lifetime both within the continent and in the U.S. His work belongs in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Chagall also produced stained-glass windows for Hadassah University Medical Center’s Abbell Synagogue in Jerusalem, the Saint-Étienne Cathedral in Metz, the United Nations building in New York City, and the St. Stephen church in Mainz, Germany.

High auction record
US$28.5m, Sotheby's, 2017
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2018
Chagall. The breakthrough years, 1911-1919Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
2017
Chagall. The Breakthrough Years, 1911–1919Kunstmuseum Basel
2013
Chagall: Beyond ColorDallas Museum of Art
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Color lithograph on Arches paper under glass
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JMA
John Moran Auctioneers
Monrovia

Edition H.C. (an hors-commerce impression, the edition was 50 plus 25 artist's proofs in Roman …

Medium
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right: Marc Chagall, editioned in pencil lower left

Marc Chagall’s dreamlike compositions depict aspects of the artist’s personal and family histories, and those of Eastern European folklore at large. Flying figures, elements of Jewish tradition, peasant life, and animals are frequent motifs. Chagall’s practice—which spanned painting, printmaking, books, ceramics, and stained glass—was immensely influential in the development of 20th-century art: His supernatural subjects and emotional gestures bridged the work of earlier avant-garde movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism with later modernist styles such as Surrealism. Chagall’s career was disrupted by the World Wars, and while the artist moved between Russia, France, and the United States, he managed to exhibit widely during his lifetime both within the continent and in the U.S. His work belongs in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Chagall also produced stained-glass windows for Hadassah University Medical Center’s Abbell Synagogue in Jerusalem, the Saint-Étienne Cathedral in Metz, the United Nations building in New York City, and the St. Stephen church in Mainz, Germany.

High auction record
US$28.5m, Sotheby's, 2017
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)

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