Marc Chagall

Paris L'Opera, 1964

Lithograph in colors  
32.5 x 36.5 in

Framed

From the edition of 5000 printed by Mourlot. Signed in pencil "Marc Chagall 1977".

HISTORY

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was controversially commissioned to paint a 560-square-meter mural on the ceiling of the Paris Opera in 1963. The artist divided the space into several color zones and wove together scenes and characters from the most beloved operas and ballets. This poster, produced by the Opera in 1964 to celebrate the project's unveiling, shows the portion of the ceiling devoted to Romeo and Juliet. The tragic lovers tangle in the air above the Paris skyline.

PROVENANCE

Private collection, Santa Fe

LITERATURE

Sorlier 97

LEARN MORE

Learn more about this lithograph on the Matthews Gallery blog, and check out our bio of Marc Chagall.

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