Marc Chagall, Sirène et poisson (Sirene & Fish), from Nice & the Côte d’Azur, 1967
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||Sirène et poisson (Sirene & Fish), from Nice & the Côte d’Azur, 1967|
|Image:||24 in x 18 in (61 cm x 46 cm)|
|Sheet:||26 1/2 in x 19 1/4 in (67.3 cm x 48.9 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 43 in x 36 in (109.2 cm x 91.4 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 150 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.|
In Marc Chagall Sirène et poisson (Sirene & Fish), from Nice & the Côte d’Azur, 1967 through his use of dream imagery and vibrant colors, Chagall implores whimsical magical creatures to create a fantasy evoking the experience of the French Riviera rich with imagination and frolic. Chagall creates a sense of tropical warmth through his use of contrasting colors. Batches of bright red contrast with the blue tones and as a result they are all that more vibrant. In addition, the artist's unique use of texture creates a sense of agitation within the piece. A light breeze rustles the leaves of the palms which is echoed in the waving hair of the sirene. The nocturnal scene further relaxes the viewer, for the eye is not assailed by bright pastels but is lulled by warm blues that connote the leisure and splendor of summer evenings.
Created in 1967, this original color lithograph is from Chagall's series Nice and the Côte d'Azur, comprising twelve color lithographs. Numbered from the edition of 150 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 Sirene & Fish (Sirène et poisson) 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 final sale of the work).
1. Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Volume V. New York: Crown Publishers, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 28 on pg. 223.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade conservation standards, Marc Chagall Sirene & Fish (Sirène et poisson) from Nice & the Côte d’Azur, 1967 is displayed in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats.