Le Clown Blanc (The White Clown)
Le Clown Blanc (The White Clown)

Artist: Marc Chagall Russian-French (1887-1985)

Title: Le Clown Blanc (The White Clown)

Plate: DM-WC

Description: Condition A+

Original lithograph. From Derriere Le Miroir (Behind the Mirror) 
Issue No 147, Printed in Paris, June 1964 
Publisher: Maeght Publisher, Paris
Printer: Mourlot, Paris for the lithograph

Reference: Cramer 59, Mourlot 411
Catalogue Raisonné: ”Marc Chagall: Katalog Raisonné des Livres Illustrés” 1995, No. 59 

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: 11 in x 15 in 28 x 38 cm

Price: $350.00

Derriere Le Miroir (Behind the Mirror) issue no 147 was published in June 1964 for the exhibition of 38 inks, drawings, watercolors and washes by CHAGALL at the Galerie Maeght. Devoted exclusively to contemporary graphic work of artists represented by the gallery, the periodical Derriere le Miroir served as both, exhibition catalogue for Maeght shows as well as forum for distribution of less expensive original graphic works.
 Galerie Maeght, Paris

Derrière le Miroir (Behind the Mirror) was an art journal published between 1946 and 1982 (253 issues) by the French publisher and gallery owner Aimé Maeght. The Galerie Maeght, in Paris since 1945, exhibited and promoted names, such as Bonnard, Matisse, Braque, Léger, Steinberg, Chagall, Bram Van Velde, Miró, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Ubac, Bazaine, Calder, Derain, Chillida, Tapiés, among so many other artists.
 Marc Chagall at the Mourlot Studio, Paris

The publication was the outcome of the gallery owner's passion for publishing, and rapidly became the catalogue for the exhibitions held at the Gallery. The magazine, itself designed as an art object sumptuously presented in a large (38 x 28 cm) format, is illustrated with original lithographs as well as a number of reproductions. Poets and writers like Aragon, Beckett, Char, Eluard, Prévert, Queneau, Reverdy, Sartre, contributed with unpublished texts.