Marc Chagall, Affiche d'Exposition (Profil bleu), 1967

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Affiche d'Exposition (Profil bleu), 1967
Medium:Original Color Chagall Lithograph
Image:25 in x 18 3/4 in (63.5 cm x 47.6 cm)
Sheet:30 in x 22 1/2 in (76.2 cm x 57.2 cm)
Edition:Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" (Artist Proof) in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 150.
Signature:Hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil the lower right margin
ID #w-6409
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Historical Description

Marc Chagall Affiche d'Exposition (Profil bleu), 1967 is a bold and bright work captures the viewer's eye with the use of strong contrasting tones separating each half of the work. Utilizing his skill in depicting dreamlike imagery with a vibrant palette, Chagall creates two scenes in one, with a strong vertical separation along the middle of the image

Depicting a scene of simultaneous joy and bright cheer on one side, contrasting with a somber and introspective side, Chagall expresses two halves of his skill in illustrating a sense of mood and feeling. On the left, deep blues occupy the majority of the page, with a face in profile overlapping another face looking out toward the viewer. Each of these portraits appears peaceful and happy in the solitude they reflect. At the right of the page, an extremely opposite sense occurs with bright joyful colors and a lively interaction of images and characters. A man in the upper right happily plays a tune, with a horse standing to his left. Below them, a bursting bouquet of pinks, reds, oranges and yellows spills over toward an outreaching hand of the same vibrant hues. Chagall's use of dreamlike imagery and emotive colors in this work, expresses his sentiment for the harmonious interaction of man and nature.

Created in 1967, this original color lithograph is printed on Arches Velin with a Script watermark. This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in the lower right. Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" (Artist Proof) in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the numbered edition of 150. Created for the Chagall exhibition at the Maeght Foundation, this work is from the avant la lettre edition. Printed by Mourlot, Paris, this work was published by Editions Maeght, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Affiche d'Exposition (Profil bleu), 1967 is fully documented and referenced in (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that I will enclose with the sale of the work) :

  1. Cain, Julien, The Lithographs of Chagall (1962 - 1968) , Vol III, 1969, image listed as cat. no. m 476 on pg 111.
  2.  Gauss, Ulrike, Marc Chagall, The Lithographs, image listed as cat. no. 476 on pg 209.
  3.  Sorlier, Charles, Chagall's posters: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1975, image listed on pgs 52 and 53.
  4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Affiche d'Exposition (Profil bleu), 1967  is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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