Marc Chagall, Bonjour Paris (Good Morning Paris), 1972

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Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title: Bonjour Paris (Good Morning Paris), 1972
Medium: Original Color Lithograph
Image Size: 25 in x 19 in (62.7 cm x 48.3 cm)
Sheet Size: 35 7/8 in x 23.2 in (91 cm x 59 cm)
Framed Size: 49 in x 40 1/4 in (124.5 cm x 102.2 cm)
Signature: Hand signed by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin
Condition: This work is in very good condition, the colors are bold and fresh
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ID # w-2806

Created in 1972, this original color lithograph is after an original work from 1939 of the same title. This piece is a rare, hand-signed final proof before the addition of the credit line and prior to the creation of the few proofs which were also hand-signed by Chagall. There was no numbered edition. This work is printed on Arches vellum paper with wide margins. This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. Printed by Charles Sorlier, Paris and published by Mourlot, Paris.

This beautifully lush and colorful work by Marc Chagall is a testament to his artistic and creative genius in implementing bold color within his works. We see two primary shades of midnight blue contrasted with a deep red; combined, these colors appear almost purple as the composition works together in perfect harmony. Originally used as a poster for the exhibition of Chagall's works at the Museum of Budapest from October 14 - November 15, 1972.

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1. Chagall's Posters. (1975). Sorlier, C. (Ed.) Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York. Listed and illustrated on pg. 132-3.
2. Sorlier, C. (1984). Chagall Lithographs 1974-1979, vol. V. Crown Publishers, Inc.: New York. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS43 on pg. 239.

About the Framing:
Musuem grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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