Marc Chagall - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 533; see Patrick Cramer books 72

  • Catalogue Essay

    Quelle vie, quels plaisirs sans la blonde Aphrodite? Ah! Que je meure
    quand ne me toucheront plus ces douces choses, présents de miel, couche
    amoureuse — ravissantes fleurs de la jeunesse…! -Mimnerme
    (What is life, what
    is pleasure without the blonde Aphrodite? Ah ! I will die without being touched by these sweet things, the
    present moment of honey, love making — ravishing flowers of youth…! – Mimnermus)


Quelle vie, quel plaisir sans la blonde Aphrodite?... (What is life, what is pleasure without the blonde Aphrodite?...), from Sur la terre des Dieux (The Land of the Gods)

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (50.2 x 40 cm)
S. 25 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (64.1 x 50.2 cm)

signed and numbered 67/75 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs and an edition of 20 in Roman numerals on Japanese paper), published by A.C. Mazo, Paris, framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,500

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