Artist: Marc Chagall Russian-French (1887-1985)
Title: Vision of Paris: Evening
From Verve Vol VII No. 27-28 Portfolio,
Printed in Paris, June 1952
Printed by Mourlot, published by Éditions de la Revue Verve, Paris
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.
Sheet Size: 10.5 in x 14 in 26.7 x 35.5 cm
"The Verve Review, from its very inception, was a purposefully luxurious magazine. It ran from 1937 to 1960, but with only 38 editions available, due to the high degree of design and editorial work dedicated to each issue. Each edition contained unique original lithographic prints, commissioned by the editor, and each cover a double-page original lithograph elaborated by one of the artists contained within.
Tériade visits Chagall's Studio
It was the brainchild of its editor Stratis Eleftheriades, a Greek National who moved to Paris in the early thirties to take part in the growing Modernist movement, writing under the name of Teriade (and was the name that he later published the Verve under).
'Teriade translated "verve" as "joy", "estrus", qualities that also characterized him.'
Tériade in the dining room of Villa Natacha, 1953.
From Tériade & les livres de peintres, Henri Cartier-Bresson,
Teriade had already had a great deal of experience in the art world by the time that he formed Verve, having worked on the Surrealist paper The Minotaur, as a writer and editor. When the Minotaur folded, Teriade took the failure of the paper not as a sign of despair, but as a call to arms, the next year producing bigger and more lavish works in the form of the Verve.
Although Verve published its last editions in 1960, Teriade continued to work in the art world until his death in Paris in 1983. Along with Maeght, St. Lazarus and Vollard, he is regarded as one of the great non-artist figures of the Modernist movement." (Artunderwraps.com)
Marc Chagall at the Mourlot Studio, Paris