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Marc Chagall and Paris: Original Lithographs featuring The Eiffel Tower

Our Chagall pages are arranged thematically and/or by series and illustrate over 200 different etchings and lithographs. Clicking on the links will bring you to one or more pages on that subject.

Paris / Paris2 / The Village / The Circus / Circus 2 / Lovers / Lovers 2 / Music / Music 2 / Flowers / Flowers 2
Self Portraits / Self Portraits 2

Dead Souls (1923-27) / Dead Souls 2 / Dead Souls 3 / Dead Souls 4 / Dead Souls 5 / Maternité (1925-26)
Fables of La Fontaine (1927-30) / Fables 2 / De Mauvais Sujets (1958) / Et sur la terre (1977)

Chagall and the Bible
Etchings for the Bible (1930-39, 1952-56) / Bible Etchings 2 / Bible Etchings 3
1956 Verve Lithographs for the Bible / 1956 Bible Lithographs 2
1960 Verve Lithographs for Drawings for the Bible / 1960 Bible Lithographs 2 / 1960 Bible Lithographs 3
The Story of the Exodus (1966) / Exodus 2 / The Jerusalem Windows (1962) / Other Biblical Subjects

Chagall in black and white / Signed Chagall Etchings and Lithographs
Original Posters

Review, 12/10/03 Rhythm Section (an entertainment guide jointly produced by the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital Times)
Marc Chagall on Paris
We came to Paris as though impelled by fate. We sought the sun that would light up the shadowy corners within us, within our souls which suffered in a kind of darkness. Each from his own corner of the world found his weary way to Paris, not to make his name—at that time there was little hope of achieving success—but in order to express himself differently, completely, and, above all, to find the artistic means to give outward manifestation to inward feelings

It should not, however, be thought that we were betraying the countries from which we had come. On the contrary. I believe that deep within ourselves we remained even more faithful to them, thanks to France, without whom the artistic sources of our native lands could not have found clear expression. No one can fully explain this phenomenon, but, over the past two hundred years, only in the atmosphere of Paris has it been possible to evaluate the qualities and defects of a painting. In this country the chemistry of the plastic arts becomes visible. Here it can be weighed, independently of all "-isms," just as formerly in Italy, and in other countries, a kind of plastic eloquence could be appreciated. This is not due merely to the French Academy—it is the very air of the country, and other things more difficult to define, that have produced the colours of a Watteau, a Chardin, a Cézanne, a Monet. . . .

I left my native land in 1910. At that moment I decided that I needed Paris. I came because I sought the light of Paris, its freedom, its refinement and the skills of the craft. Paris lit up my shadowy world like the sun. But in seeing the light, at the Louvre and elsewhere in France, I did not forget the country where I was born. On the contrary. I saw it more clearly. I could, of course, have expressed myself in the town where I was born. But I wanted to see with my own eyes the things I had heard about so far away that "revolution of the eye," the colors that blended freely into each other, reflecting the light whilst striving energetically with one another in the flow of a studied or a casually dominant line. The sun of art shone only in Paris. It seemed to me then, as it still does, that there can be no greater revolution of the eye than that I experienced on my arrival in Paris.
Vision of Paris (M. 81). Original color lithograph, 1952. 75 signed & numbered plus 6000 unsigned impressions. Published in a special issue of the deluxe art review, Verve dedicated to Chagall's vision of Paris. One of Chagall's earliest color lithographs and marked by the intensity and delight that Chagall's newly mastered technique brought to his color lithography during the fifties and early sixties. Image size: 353x528mm. Price: $2,875.
Mother and Child at the Eiffel Tower (M. 94). Original lithograph, 1954. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 2500 impressions signed in the plate. Published in a special number of the deluxe art review Derriere le Miroir dedicated to Chagall's vision of Paris. Image size: 310x260mm. Price: SOLD.
Night in Paris (M. 96). Original color lithograph, 1954. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 2500 impressions signed in the plate. Published in a special number of the deluxe art review Derriere le Miroir dedicated to Chagall's vision of Paris. Illustrated in Marc Chagall: Bonjour Paris (Basel, 1983) and the 1977 catalogue for a graphics retrospective at the Message Biblique museum in Nice. Image size: 335x280mm. Price: $4250.
Eiffel Tower with Donkey (M. 97). Original color lithograph, 1954. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 2500 impressions signed in the plate. Published in a special number of the deluxe art review Derriere le Miroir dedicated to Chagall's vision of Paris. Illustrated in Marc Chagall: Bonjour Paris (Basel, 1983) and the 1987 catalogue for a graphics retrospective at the Message Biblique museum in Nice. Image size: 335x280mm. Price: $4650.
Dimanche / Sundays (M. 98). Original color lithograph, 1954. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus 2500 unsigned impressions. Published in a special number of the deluxe art review Derriere le Miroir dedicated to Chagall's vision of Paris. Illustrated in Marc Chagall: Bonjour Paris (Basel, 1983) and the 1977 catalogue for a graphics retrospective at the Message Biblique museum in Nice. Image size: 335x280mm. Price: SOLD.
The green Eiffel Tower (M. 201). Original color lithograph, 1957. 90 signed & numbered + 6000 unsigned impressions for Jacques Lassaigne's Chagall (Maeght Editeur, 1957), from which our impression comes. Image size: 240x180mm. Price: $775.

Also available: a proof on paper with large margins on heavy white wove paper used in the edition of 90 signed and numbered impressions. Paper size: 420x326mm. Price: $3250.
Vision of Paris (M. 287). Original color lithograph, 1960. 100 numbered impressions + c. 2000 unsigned impressions for "Chagall Lithographs I." There were also 40 signed and numbered impressions reserved for the artist. Illustrated in Marc Chagall: Bonjour Paris, a study of Chagall's love affair with the city of Paris published in Germany in 1983. Image size: 296x215mm. Price: $1775.
The Green Bird (M. 354, Sorlier p. 40). Original color lithograph, 1962. 90 signed & numbered impressions + 1500 unsigned impressions Sorlier warns about forgeries of this work; we purchased our unsigned impression direcetly from Galerie Maeght, Chagall's long-time dealer and the publisher of this poster. Image size:650x500mm. Price: $1500.

With a complimentary signature (as pictured): SOLD.
The painter and his double (M. 992). Original color lithograph, 1981. 15,000 unsigned impressions. This lithograph is partially reproduced on the cover of Chagall Lithographe V. Ours is an unsigned impression as taken from the deluxe art review, Derrière le Miroir. One of Chagall's most beautiful and important late lithographs. Image size: 300x410mm. Price: $1500.
Sketch for the Angel of Mozart (M. 374). Color lithograph by Charles Sorlier after Chagall's model for the Paris Opera House Ceiling, 1965. Edition unknown (c. 2500? impressions) for the deluxe publication, Le Plafond de L'Opera de Paris. The lithographs were put on the stone by Charles Sorlier, Chagall's master-printer, after a gouache by Chagall. There are no signed & numbered impressions. Our impression has a complimentary signature. Image size: 327x243mm. Price: SOLD.

We also have an unsigned impression also from Le Plafond de L'Opera de Paris. Price: $375.
The Magician of Paris (Sorlier p. 120). Color lithograph by Charles Sorlier for a major Chagall retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris after a large lithograph by Chagall, 1970. The first edition was 6000 impressions; because the poster sold out during the exhibition, a second edition of 3500 was printed. Chagall supervised the production of this work. The text below the image has been trimmed and there are the remains of old dry-mounting adhesive on the verso not affecting the bright, clear image. Image size: 550x400mm. Price: $850.

The left and right lower corners are actually the same white as the upper parts of the print; there is a dark green area on the magician's sleeve closest to the viewer.

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