Marc Chagall, Les Champs-Elysées, 1954

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Les Champs-Elysées, 1954
Reference:CS. 6
Medium:Color Lithograph on Arches paper with an Arches watermark
Image:23 3/4 in x 16 1/2 in (60.3 cm x 41.9 cm)
Sheet:26 in x 18 in (66 cm x 45.7 cm)
Framed:33 1/16 x 25 7/8 (84 cm x 65.7 cm)
Edition:Signed "Epreuve d'artiste" (artist proof) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered edition of 200. Published by Editions Aimé Maeght, Paris; printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, also signed in the stone in the image lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6410
$35,000 $26,000

Historical Description

Marc Chagall Les Champs-Elysées, 1954 is a wondrous bouquet of color and detail. Thick bands of vibrant purple, pink, orange, and yellow run across the city of Paris. Floating in the yellow band is a couple, embracing, and next to them is a bountiful bouquet of flowers. We are placed above the city, looking down a beautiful street, the Champs-Elysées, that ends in the famous Arc de Triomphe. The Arc is shaded, making it stand out from the other buildings that line the street. Directly to the left of the Arc is the Eiffel Tower, another famous Parisian landmark, and a staple of the classic skyline. Paris was always a great source of inspiration for Chagall, and the care with which he renders this image of the city betrays his tender feelings for it.

Created in 1954, this color lithograph on Arches paper is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin, in addition to his signature in the stone in the image lower right. Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin, this work is published by Editions Aimé Maeght, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris. Engraved by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Marc Chagall, this work was created after an original oil on canvas and also part of a poster edition with text for the exhibition of Chagall’s works titled PARIS at the Galerie Maeght.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Les Champs-Elysées, 1954 , 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 sale of the work).

1. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs V: 1974-1979. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 6 on pg. 195.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Marc Chagall Les Champs-Elysées, 1954 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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