''If I create with my heart, almost all my intentions remain. If it is with my head, almost nothing. An artist must not fear to be himself, to express only himself. If he is absolutely and entirely sincere, what he says and does will be acceptable to others.'' - Marc Chagall
SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 7 of only 150 deluxe copies printed on Velin de Rives. Features the work of highly-acclaimed Russian-French artist MARC CHAGALL.
“Chagall’s repertory of images, including massive bouquets, melancholy clowns, flying lovers, fantastic animals, biblical prophets, and fiddlers on roofs, helped to make him one of the most popular major innovators of the 20th-century School of Paris. He presented dreamlike subject matter in rich colours and in a fluent, painterly style that—while reflecting an awareness of artistic movements such as Expressionism, Cubism, and even abstraction—remained invariably personal. There is agreement that at its best it [the artist’s large total output] reached a level of visual metaphor seldom attempted in modern art,” ( Encylopedia Britannica ).
Complete with three breathtaking lithographs by Chagall, including one double-page in color, one single page in black-and-white, and lithographic wrappers. Twenty-three reproductions and three in-text illustrations in black-and-white also included. With text (in French) by Marcel Arland and D.M. Published in conjunction with the opening of his June 1964 exhibit at the Gallery Maeght.
NOTE: The limited edition is of vastly superior quality than the corresponding trade issue of Derrière Le Miroir.
Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1964. Folio, (38x28 cm) lithographed wrappers; original board chemise and slipcase. Loose as issued. A FINE COPY.
Price: $1,100 .