Marc Chagall, L' acrobat rouge (The Red Acrobat), 1974

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:L' acrobat rouge (The Red Acrobat), 1974
Reference:M. 717
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:27 1/8 in x 20 1/4 in (69 cm x 51.5 cm)
Sheet:32 11/16 in x 25 3/16 in (83 cm x 64 cm)
Framed:Approx. 43 in x 35 in (109.2 cm x 88.9 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4552

Historical Description

Highly expressive and full of momentum, The Red Acrobat conveys circus performers and topsy-turvy figures scattered throughout the composition. The red acrobat to the left hand stands upon a blue horse, as if preparing to tumble through the air. To his right, a man who bears a great resemblance to the artist himself cheers the acrobat on. Behind these central figures, we witness a village scene complete with quaint homes, roosters, and a mother lovingly holding her child. These onlookers surround the red acrobat and his fellow performers suggesting that the red acrobat is worthy of attracting an eager audience.

Created in 1974, this work is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left and hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Gauss, Ulrike, ed. Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, La Collection Sorlier. Stuttgart: D.A.P., 1960. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 717 on pg. 317-318.
2. Sorlier, C. (1984) Chagall Lithographs, vol. V 1974 - 1979, Crown Publishers: New York. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 717 on pg. 29.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.