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.
"This poster was produced to promote an exhibition of Marc Chagall print output at the Nice Museum "The Galerie des Ponchettes" on the harbor of the town in 1958. The image is not to be mistaken with the original black and white lithograph that was printed previously by March Chagall himself in 1952. In this case, Mourlot's Master Printer and Chagall's close assistant, Charles Sorlier, reproduced all the colors in this delightful and rare lithographic poster." (Mourloteditions.com)
"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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