Marc Chagall, Sirène au Pine (Siren with Pine), from Nice & the Côte d'Azur, 1967
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Sirène au Pine (Siren with Pine), from Nice & the Côte d'Azur, 1967|
|Series:||Nice and the Côte d’Azur, 1967|
|Image:||25 in x 18 in (63.5 cm x 46 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 in x 20 3/4 in (73.7 cm x 52.7 cm)|
|Framed:||41 1/4 in x 33 1/2 in (104.78 cm x 85.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 75 proofs in Roman numerals in pencil in the lower left margin (total edition of 150 signed and numbered in Arabic numerals, edition of 75 signed and numbered in Roman numerals, and a few 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.|
No place inspired Chagall more than Nice, and this fruitful partnership of love and admiration is perfectly encapsulated in the magical work before you, Marc Chagall Sirène au Pine (Siren with Pine), from Nice & the Côte d'Azur, 1967. A magenta siren floats above the beautifully detailed city, wistfully reaching for an enchanting bouquet of flowers. A lone pine stands beside her, as if trying to reach up to where she is so as not to get left behind. A sense of longing and desire fill the page, as the siren refuses to make contact with the viewer and rather appears to delight in her dreamlike world. What is she missing? What does she want? Only the gorgeous rich tones of reds, blues, and greens give way to her secrets.
This piece is part of a set of 12 lithographs titled Nice and the Côte d'Azur that were created in collaboration between Chagall and Charles Sorlier. Created in 1967 after an original gouache by Marc Chagall, this color lithograph is numbered from the edition of 75 proofs in Roman numerals in pencil in the lower left margin and printed on Arches wove paper. It is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Siren with Pine (Sirène au Pine), from Nice & the Côte d'Azur, 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 sale of the work).
1. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Volume V. New York: Crown Publishers, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 35.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall Siren with Pine (Sirène au Pine), from Nice & the Côte d'Azur, 1967 is displayed in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats.