MARC CHAGALL - RECORD ALBUM COVER SIGNED - HFSID 82378
Sale Price $765.00
Mercury Records copy of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird featuring Antal Dorati and the London Symphony Orchestra, with a reproduction of Marc Chagall's curtain design for a New York production of this ballet. Signed by Chagall in black crayon. Record included.
Record album cover signed "Marc/Chagall" in black crayon.Color, 12¼x12¼. Copy of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird, featuring Antal Dorati and the London Symphony Orchestra. With one 11¾-inch diameter 33 1/3 rpm record. Released by Mercury Records, Olympian Series, catalog number MG50226. The cover of this record includes a reproduction of the curtain design that Chagall created for a New York production of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird in 1945. Chagall also designed the costumes and sets for this New York production. Chagall (1887-1985, born Mark Zakharovich Shagal in Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire, now Belarus)considered one of the most original and eminent figures in 20th century art, is particularly well-known for his stained glass windows. Best known for the Jerusalem Windows and Peace for the United Nations (1964), his last monumental work in the medium was stained glass windows for chapel of Le Saillant in Corrèze. In 1914, Chagall first exhibited two of his works, Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers and The Fiddler, at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. In June of that year, he had his first one-man show at the Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin. Chagall then traveled to Vitebsk, his hometown, intending to stay for a short visit, but the outbreak of WWI prevented him from returning to Paris, where he would later settle. Chagall created his first stained glass windows (for the church of Le Plateau d'Assy in Haute-Savoie) in 1957. Chagall was influenced by Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism. His works, executed in a wide variety of media, from oils to stained glass, often featured subjects drawn from Russian village life, Jewish folklore and Hasidic mysticism. Lightly toned. Rounded and worn corners. Right and bottom edges and lower left corner are chipped. Light impression from disc on front cover. Plastic gloss has rubbed off right edge of front cover. Record is lightly scuffed and scratched. Otherwise in fine condition.
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