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Fernand Mourlot and Marc Chagall examine a lithograph

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Artist: Marc Chagall
Russian-French (1887-1985)

Plate: MP. 21

Title: Paris, Maeght Gallery
Description: Condition A. Lithograph
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Sheet Size: 9 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
  23.5 cm x 32 cm
Price: $175.00 USD

"At this period in the 1950's Chagall's studio in Paris looked out over the Seine, and many of his most beautiful composition relate to the view from his studio and of Paris.

Chagall's pleasure in themes of Paris were also an expression of the relief and happiness which had filled his art with the ending of the tensions and traumas of war. He had been able to return from the USA to the France which had become so much part of his spirit, and in the years of the 1950's this lightness and gaiety of spirit permeates his work.

Chagall's first colour lithographs had been drawn whilst he was in New York but it was in the stimulating atmosphere of the Mourlot studio, where Picasso had found such inspiration from 1945, that Chagall's real pleasure in the medium of colour lithography came to full fruition in the years from the beginning of the 1950's." (Weston)

During the 1950s the renowned French printer, Mourlot Freres, printed most of the "original" posters of the most important artists of the day. In 1959 they printed the series "Affiches Originales" for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of the "original" posters created by the contemporary masters, Picasso, Chagall, Braque, Matisse, Miro, Leger, and Dufy.

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