Marc Chagall

Russian-Fench artist, 1887-1985

"Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as ""the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century"" (though Chagall saw his work as ""not the dream of one people but of all humanity""). An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be ""the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists"". For decades, he ""had also been respected as the world's preeminent Jewish artist""."

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Chagall, Marc

Maler (1887–1985). Autograph postcard signed. [Wohl Chianciano Terme]. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).
$ 2,856 / 2.500 € (26124)

In Yiddish language, to the American scenic designer Boris Aronson (1898–1980); written while taking a cure at a spa in Italy (which allows him enough time to work), the postcard is on an exhibition to which Maeght probably could contribute something. – Accompanied by a TLS by Chagall’s wife Vava (1905–1999) about a biography of her husband (dating Paris, April 23, 1971; 4to., 1 p.)

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Chagall, Marc

Russian-French painter (1887-1985). Autograph postcard signed. Chigaco. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 2,856 / 2.500 € (48482)

Postcard promoting a 1946 exhibition: „aber ich bin net assei mechuge in leben (ich leb gor nit.)“.

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Chagall, Marc

painter (1887–1985). Typed letter signed. Vence. 1 p. Folio.
$ 1,371 / 1.200 € (60031)

Chagall thanks Lotte Levy in London for her letter, and regrets that she didn’t receive the last letter he wrote to her in response. “Je vous disais que je n’ai pas oublié votre oncle et sa famille et que je garde d’eux un très fidèle souvenir. Je ne peux juger d’après la photo que vous m’avez adressée, s’il s’agit d’un original; ce d’autant plus que d’excellentes reproductions avaient été faites, à l’époque, du ‘Violoniste’. Pour vous renseigner, il me faudrait voir l’original: pouvez-vous me le faire parvenir? Si oui, je m’empresserai de vous donner mon avis […]“. - On stationery with printed letterhead „Les Collines“.

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Chagall, Marc

russisch-jüdischer Herkunft (1887-1985). Autograph letter signed (Russian). St. Paul de Vence. 4to. 2 pp. On the letterhead of „Hotel du Cap d’Antibes“. Russian. With envelope.
$ 14,281 / 12.500 € (74631)

To the newspaper editor Mark Weinbaum (1890-1973) in New York for „Nowoje Russkoje Slowo“: „[…] I won’t forget you Russians ,there’ […] Thank you for sending me the neswpaper with the fantastic article of Sedych“ (Andrej S., journalist and literature critic; from 1973 – after Weinbaum deceased – editor in chief of the „Nowoje Russkoje Slowo“). „Also thank you for the attention Ju. Stukalich“ (the writer Jurka Stukalich) „on the letter“. I was very touched by it. I kindly ask you to to give him the enclosed letter […] I am receiving Sunday newspapers and you image the interest in it.

May God allow that we will see each other again […]“ [translation]. - Mark Weinbaum knew and corresponded with many of the most important figures in the Russian immigration. Among his close friends were Ivan Bunin, Mark Aldanov, Boris Zaitsev, Aleksei Remizov, Savelii Sorin, Serge Koussevitsky, and Marc Chagall. He served on the staff of Russian language newspapers Russkoe Slovo, Russkii Golos, and Novoe Russkoe Slovo. From 1925 until his death he was editor in chief of Novoe Russkoe Slovo and was later president of the Literary Fund..

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Chagall, Marc

Maler (1887-1985). Autograph postcard signed. N. p. o. d. Oblong 8vo. 1 p.
$ 3,999 / 3.500 € (33613/BN28975)

To Alicia Berson, his benefactor, sending greetings from "Chagall's". - Somewhat spotty and dusty; small traces of mounting.

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Chagall, Marc

Russian-French painter (1887-1985). Autograph postcard signed and 2 postcards signed. Cortona and Venice. Oblong 8vo. Altogether 3 pp. With one envelope.
$ 2,856 / 2.500 € (47658/BN32576)

To Mr. and Ms. Julien Cain: "Bien à vous. Merci à bientôt | Marc Chagall", followed by some autogr. lines and signature of Aimé Maeght and his wife (Venice, [12. IX. 1960]. - The two other cards were written and signed by Vava, and signed by Chagall ("Marc").

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Chagall, Marc

Russian-French painter (1887-1985). Portrait photograph signed and dedicated. Copenhagen. 192:254 mm.
$ 2,856 / 2.500 € (72842/BN46910)

Dedicated to the German architect and art professor Edgar Horstmann: "Pour Horstmann en bon souvenir et merci | Marc Chagall | 1960 | Kopenhagen". - From the studio of Albert Winkler, Bern.

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Chagall, Marc

Maler (1887-1985). Eigenh. Brief mit U. Paris. 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.
$ 5,141 / 4.500 € (72994/BN47239)

An Haim Gamzou (1910-1982), den Direktor des Kunstmuseums in Tel Aviv, über seine Arbeiten für den Staats-Saal des Knesset-Baus und für die Metropolitan Opera in New York: "Dank für den Brief. Ich kam aus Amerika hierher, wo ich ihn erhielt. Ich hatte schon gedacht, ob Ihr Chagall vielleicht ein wenig vergessen habt [...] Ich hatte leider nicht die Möglichkeit, zur Eröffnung der Knesset nach Jerusalem zu kommen. Aber es ist besser, wenn die drei Gobelins fertig werden, welche ich der Knesset schenken werde, um das Soll dort zu erfüllen.

Ich war inzwischen in Amerika, wo ich bei der Installation der beiden großen Wandbilder in der Neuen Metropolitan Opera anwesend sein musste. Nun muss ich im Januar [...] leider noch einmal nach Amerika fahren, wo ich noch an Mozarts 'Zauberflöte' Hand anlege. Ich bin einverstanden mit dem, was Ihr Euch noch für Euer Buch vorgenommen habt. Ich habe Furcht, dass Euer Enthusiasmus für mich möglicherweise ein wenig nachlassen könnte [...] Wer weiß. Bin ich doch der Champion des Zweifels [...] Ich bin sehr einverstanden damit, dass ein neues Museum für Tel Aviv geplant ist. Das alte ist zu klein geworden [...]" (Übersetzung aus dem Jiddischen). - Für den am 16. IX. 1966 eröffneten Neubau der "Met" hatte Chagall zwei große Wandbilder in der Eingangshalle geschaffen. Für die Knesset schuf er neben Bodenmosaiken auch drei große Wandteppiche, die am 18. VI. 1969 enthüllt wurden. Eine vollständige Übersetzung liegt bei. - Leicht knittrig; kleines Loch außerhalb des Textes..

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E. Zeichnung u. U. in: Marc Chagall – Verdet, Andre (Text). Fernand Leger.
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Marc Chagall – Verdet, Andre (Text). Fernand Leger. Images de Robert Doisneau et Gilles Ehrmann. Geneve, Kistner 1956. Gr.-8°. 33 S. Mit 21 meist photogr. Abb. Orig.-Brosch., fester Einband. Umschlag mit kleiner Orig.-Zeichnung (Kopf) und eigenhändiger Unterschrift von Marc Chagall. Der Vorsatz mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Chagall: „A Mme [Lotte] Eisner en souvenir de F Leger | N Leger 16/V 1958“.


Chagall, Marc

E. Brief mit U.
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Chagall, Marc, painter (1887-1985). ALS. Paris, [February] 1931. 1 p. 4to. Printed letterhead. € 5,000In Hebrew, to his former teacher, the graphic artist and writer Hermann Struck (1876-1944) in Haifa, whom Chagall and his family intended to visit during their journey through the Near East in March and April 1931. "[…] We plan to leave Paris on March 2 and sail from Marseille for Beirouth on March 3 […] I so much look forward to seeing Erez Israel and greeting you on our fathers' soil […]" (transl.). - Pencilled note of receipt at upper left.


Chagall, Marc

Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.
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Letter to Menachem Foguelsohn in Haifa, Israel. In full (translated): “I have not forgotten. Thanks for the card. I hope to visit with my wife in November, as I have been invited by the mayor of Haifa.” In fine condition.


Chagall, Marc

Eigenh. Handzeichnung mit Widmung und U. in: Jean Cassou. Chagall.
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Chagall's drawing shows the sun, a male bust in profile, and several roofs; the inscription to Monsieur Bauer "en bon souvenir" is dated Vence, 1967. - Well-preserved.


Chagall, Marc

Raissa Oumansoff Maritain: Chagall ou l'orage enchanté. Inscribed with a sketch by Chagall, depicting a pensive artist figure.
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The inscription reads, "Pour Jacques, Marc Chagall, 1949". - Wrappers chipped at head and tail of spine; together with a second uninscribed copy.


Chagall, Marc

6 original lithographs, all signed and hand-coloured, one inscribed.
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An ensemble of six fine lettercards, once given as a present to civil law notary Robert Cool, whose family usually spent their holidays in St-Paul de Vence, where they became acquainted with Chagall. - Somewhat spotty.


Chagall, Marc

Portraitphotographie m. e. U.
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Marc Chagall (1889-1985), Maler. Porträtfotografie m. e. U. auf der Bildseite, o. O. u. D., 18,7 x 23,7 cm. Hübsches Altersporträt im Halbprofil nach rechts. Fotografie: F. B. Grunzweig, New York.