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Marc Chagall, Sirène au poète (Siren with Poet), from Nice and the Côte d'Azur, 1967

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)
Title:Sirène au poète (Siren with Poet) from Nice and the Côte d'Azur, 1967
Reference:CS 27
Series:Nice and the Côte d’Azur, 1967
Medium:Original color lithograph on Arches wove paper
Image:24 in x 18 in (61 cm x 46 cm)
Sheet:29 in x 20 3/4 in (73.7 cm x 52.7 cm)
Framed:43 13/16 in x 36 in (111.3 cm x 91.4 cm)
Edition:Annotated 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof) in pencil in the lower left margin aside from the limited edition of 150
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 good condition.
ID #w-3953

Historical Description

Nice Captivated Many Artists, Matisse and Chagall; The work of these two artists is still going on in their city. Marc Chagall  Mermaid to the Poet (Siren with Poet), 1967 from Nice & the French Rivierais a quintessential work by Chagall. The composition centers around the hanging poet and siren, who hold each other so that their forms merge into one. Royal blue palm trees and flowers bloom in the dusk beneath them, and the ocean reflects a crimson moon back to its counterpart in the sky. Combining figurative elements with a bisected, geometric green and blue sunset The twinned peers of birds, couples and moons multiply this sense of oneness, where each element finds its mirror.

Created in 1967, this color lithograph is from Chagall's Nice series and the Côte d'Azur, comprising twelve color lithographs. Annotated 'artist's proof' in pencil in the lower left margin; Arches wove paper. It is hand signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - St. Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall Siren with Poet from  Nice and the Côte d'Azur, 1967  is well documented and referenced in the following catalogue of arguments and texts to accompany the final sale of the work.

1. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs Vol. V, 1974-1979. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. CS 27.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Marc Chagall Siren with Poet from  Nice and the French Riviera, 1967 is framed to the museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary molding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglass .

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