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Tue, Mar 26, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 193

Marc Chagall "Ce Lui Qui Dit..." Etching 1975

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985). Etching and aquatint from the series "Ce lui qui dit les choses sans rien dire (One who says things without saying anything)" published with poet Louis Aragon, 1975-76. Signed in pencil along the lower right. Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris.

Provenance: Private Connecticut Collection, 1991; Private Minnesota Collection.

Reference: Cramer 99.

Lot Essay:
Chagall's paintings are characterized by their lyrical compositions, vibrant colors, and whimsical imagery drawn from his memories of his Jewish upbringing, Russian folklore, and the rural landscapes of his youth. His works often feature floating figures, airborne animals, and dreamy landscapes, imbuing his art with a sense of otherworldly beauty and magic.

Throughout his prolific career, Chagall's art remained deeply personal yet universally resonant, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries. His groundbreaking use of color and form influenced generations of artists, while his ability to evoke emotion and evoke a sense of wonder captivated audiences worldwide. In addition to painting, Chagall also explored other mediums such as stained glass, ceramics, and tapestries, leaving a lasting impact on the fields of applied and decorative arts.

Chagall's enduring legacy as a master of modern art is marked by his unwavering commitment to creativity, imagination, and the power of love and hope in the face of adversity. His ability to capture the human experience in all its complexity and beauty continues to inspire and enchant, reminding us of the transcendent power of art to illuminate the human spirit and transcend the limitations of time and space. Through his visionary artistry and his profound exploration of the mysteries of existence, Marc Chagall remains a towering figure in the pantheon of great artists.

Sight; height: 18 1/2 in x width: 14 in. Framed; height: 27 1/4 in x width: 22 3/4 in x depth: 1 1/2 in.

Condition

The colors appear bold and bright. There are no visible tears or restorations. Light wear to the edges. The work is floated in frame. Framed under plexiglass; light wear to the frame. Not inspected out of frame.

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