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Lot No. 130

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Marc Chagall

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    "Place De La Concorde" (Figure On Horse In Pink And Yellow Sky Over City)

    lithograph in colors on wove paper, 1961, , from the edition of 180,, Published by Andre Sauret, Paris. From "Regards sur Paris”,Printed by Mourlot Freres, Paris, France

  • Condition:In good overall condition, printed to the edge of the sheet.
  • Sheet: 15.35 X 11.81 (39 x 30 cm)
  • References: Recorded and illustrated in the standard catalog of the original lithographs of the artist “Marc Chagall, The Lithographs” Number 351; also Patrick Cramer “Marc Chagall, Catalogue Raisonne de livres illustres” Number 43. Edition: 180 copies
  • Framing: offered unframed
  • Note: This was part of a portfolio entitled “Regards sur Paris” (Gerard Bauer and various authors). Ten writers - all members of the Academie Goncourt - contributed essays to this book presenting the different sights and scenes of Paris. Each text is illustrated by a different artist with 2 full page and 1 double page Lithograph. Chagall’s contributions were:La Place de la Concorde (This present example) , Le Bateau Mouche au bouquet, Quai de la Tourelle.The work offered here is in many ways typical of Chagall’s oeuvre. Behind the brilliant colours are figures flying in the air reminiscent of farmyard scenes from his native Russia. “Paris, my heart’s reflection, I would like to blend with it, not to be alone with myself.”“I whiled away my days at the Place de la Concorde or round the Jardin du Luxembourg, plucking leaves and looking at Danton and Watteau. Oh! If only, astride the stone chimera of Notre Dame, I could forge a pathway across the heavens. Paris, to me you are a second Vitebsk!” –Marc Chagall
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* Estimates do not include 25% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.91 , British Pound 0.82, Swiss Fr 1.01. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: mc-1745h-10