Reference: M. 350
Condition: This work is in excellent condition with richly saturated color.
No place inspired Chagall more than Nice, and this fruitful partnership of love and admiration is perfectly encapsulated in the magical work before you. A stunning blue siren floats above the beautifully detailed city, wistfully reaching for an enchanting bouquet of flowers. A sense of longing and desire fill the page, as the siren refuses to make contact with the viewer and rather appears to delight in her dreamlike world. The scene is quintessentially Chagall: romantic, whimsical and surreal, like a dream; inviting you in and invoking all of your emotions and senses and memories.
Created in 1962, this color lithograph was designed for the French Tourist Commissariat to be used as a poster advertising Nice and Cote d'Azur outside France. Hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin this work is numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left margin. Printed on Arches paper, this work was made before lettering.