Designed by Marc Chagall (French-Russian; 1887 – 1985)
Untitled (figure and animal), May 1970
Color lithograph on paper
Pulled from XXe siècle, N°34, “Panorama 70”,
Published by XXe siecle, Paris
Printed by Mourlot imprimeur, Paris
Ulrike Gauss, Marc Chagall: The Lithographs, figure 608.
Founded by Italian art critic and historian Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, the Parisian art review magazine XXe Siècle (20th Century) was a French language magazine published intermittently between 1938 and 1974. It featured articles about influential twentieth century artists like Chagall, Magnelli, Braque, and Ernst, alongside their original lithographic prints.
Marc Chagall was a renowned Jewish artist born July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia, who later moved to Paris and gained French citizenship. Chagall studied at the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts in Saint Petersburg. He was a member of the Ecole de Paris and was part of the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne in the early 1900s. In addition to Paris and St. Petersburg, Chagall traveled and exhibited globally including Amsterdam, Jerusalem, and New York City. Having lived through World War I and World War II, his work was influenced by these events. Chagall’s work is inspired by his Jewish heritage and his hometown of Vitebsk, and incorporates elements of Fauvism and Cubism as well as aspects of traditional Russian and Jewish folk art. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally both privately and by institutions including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern.
- presented partially mounted on mat, unframed; accretions and discoloration to mat.
- measurement of mat; visible image measures 9.5″×12″.