MARC CHAGALL - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/01/1958 - HFSID 47490
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Typed Letter from Marc Chagall asking for advice on a problem he is having.
Typed Letter Signed: "Marc Chagall", 1p, 8¼x10½. In French, translated. Vence, Alpes-Maritmes, France, 1958 August 1. To unknown recipient. In full: "I hope that your are well. I begin to move, after my terrible operation; but I am not yet able to work as I would like and nevertheless I have exhibitions to prepare. It is with much pleasure that I remember my stay in America and my joy to be in your company. Enclosed (herewith) I send you two letters that I have just received (if you please return them to me as well as your answer.) I ask with friendship to give me advice. It is a question of a film. I would not make an issue out of these matters. If they want to have the lithos they would be able to buy an example of the Bible and pay the rights to film, in the name of the artist. Surely you will have better ideas than me. I await them with much interest. What are your projects for this summer? Vava and I embrace you both." Enclosures not included. Chagall, 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 Corréze.In 1914, Chagall (1887-1985, born Moishe Shagal in Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire, now in Belarus) 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. Creased, 1-inch tear at blank bottom left edge (all intact). Vertical crease through "M" of Marc. Lightly soiled at blank margins. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by PSA/DNA LOA.
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