Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Fine Art

Marc Chagall, Fiancés dans le ciel de Nice (Fiancés in the Sky at Nice) 1967

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Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title: Fiancés dans le ciel de Nice (Fiancés in the Sky at Nice) from the Nice & the Côte d’Azur series, 1967
Medium: Color Lithograph
Image Size: 24 in x 18 in (61 cm x 46 cm)
Sheet Size: 29 3/16 in x 20 9/16 in (74.1 cm x 52.2 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 43 in x 36 in (109.2 cm x 91.4 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 150 in Arabic numerals in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the edition of 75 in Roman numerals (there were also 10 artist’s proofs).
Signature: This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-5523

Marc Chagall Fiancés dans le ciel de Nice (Fiancés in the Sky at Nice), 1967 is one of twelve from the Nice & the Côte d’Azur series. Bright and joyful, the colors in this work are boldly placed with large areas of red, green, blue, orange, and yellow tones. Capturing our attention are two figures at the front of the picture plane, the male and female in bridal dress float above the Mediterranean cost in a gentle embrace. Above them flies a watchful green bird, a symbol of their new family and fertility. Surrounded by an explosive boquet of bright and fresh flowers, the couple is unaffected by their lavish surroundings as they focus intently on one another, enjoying the beginning of their new lives together. Beautifully colored and full of expression, this work is a prime example of Chagall’s sensitive and romantic style. Dreamlike in quality, this exquisite piece utilizes the subtle power of color and the gentle imagery of a couple surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean coast, bright and lively flowers, and a watchful bird.

Created in 1967, this color lithograph is an afterwork hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 150 in Arabic numerals in pencil in the lower left margin; aside from the edition of 75 in Roman numerals (there were also 10 artist’s proofs).

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:
Marc Chagall Fiancés in the Sky at Nice (Fiancés dans le ciel de Nice), 1967,  is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Sorlier, C. (1984). Chagall Lithographs, Vol. V 1974 – 1979. Crown Publishers: NY. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 36.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Fiancés in the Sky at Nice (Fiancés dans le ciel de Nice), 1967 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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