Marc Chagall - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips

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    The garden, the moon

    In the evening, and you

    Tale. Candy

    From reseda


    A kiss

    thousand kisses

    Or spurned


    Sorrow. Candy

    He loves the evening

    A garden scent

    From reseda


    Throughout his life, Marc Chagall composed poems but rarely recorded them on paper. In "Poemes," the artist first published early works such as 'The Garden' (1909) together with many others written between 1930 and 1964. The poems are presented here adjacent elaborate woodcuts pulled by master printer Jamie Herrera at L’Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut in Paris.


    • Literature

      Patrick Cramer books 74


Poèmes (Poems) (C. bks 74)

The complete set of 24 woodcuts in colors, six with collage, on Rives BFK paper watermark Chagall, loose and folded (as issued), poems in French by the artist, with paper wrappers, title and justification pages, all contained in the original beige cloth-covered portfolio with gold printed title and artist's name on the spine with the original slipcase.
all unfolded S. 14 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (36.8 x 57.2 cm)
all folded S. 14 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (36.8 x 28.6 cm)
slipcase 15 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (39.4 x 31.1 x 5.7 cm)

Signed in pencil and numbered 98 (printed) on the justification page (the edition was 200, there were also 26 on Japan paper and 12 hors commerce in Roman numerals), published by Patrick Cramer, Geneva.

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$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $31,500

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New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022