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Marc Chagall, The Clock / L'Horloge
 
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TITLE:  The Clock / L'Horloge
ARTIST:  Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887–1985)
WORK DATE:  1975
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Oil Monotype on Japan nacré paper
MARKINGS:  This colour monotype is hand signed in pen, with black ink, "Marc Chagall" at the lower right corner of the image.
SIZE:  h: 66.5 x w: 51.5 cm / h: 26.2 x w: 20.3 in
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Gilden's Arts UK  +44 (0)20 7435 3340  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  The work was painted with Oil paint on a copper plate by Chagall and then it was pulled on paper by Jacques Frelaut in 1975.
This monotype is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Patrick Cramer, the internationally recognized expert for Chagall's Monotypes.

Patrick Cramer was himself present when many of Chagall Monotypes were created. Marc Chagall began to produce monotypes only when Gerald Cramer, his Swiss publisher at the time suggested it to him in 1961. From that point, Chagall worked with Cramer and the printer Jacques Frelaut to produce an outstanding group of 306 monotypes including our work "The Clock".

An exhibition of examples from that body of works was presented at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York between November 1979 and January 1980. Riva Castlemain, Director of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at the MOMA, interestingly noted at the time that "This exhibition is about the creative interaction of three devoted people".

This work, The Clock, has many typical aspects of Chagal's iconography such as the clock, the goat and the workers cottage reminiscent of his home in the Ukraine.

Geneve: Editions Gerald Cramer
Reference: Cramer 261 (illustrated)
Condition: Very Good Condition. Colours are fresh.

PROVENANCE:  The Estate of Marc Chagall
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Gilden's Arts Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Cramer Gerald, Marc Chagall Monotypes 1966 - 1975 - Volume II
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Galerie Patrick Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland. 19th November - 21st January 2011
Bouquinerie de l'institut, Paris, France. 20th October - 23rd December 2011
 
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