|Publisher||LES EDITIONS DU CHENE|
Not for sale
Les Editions Du Chene, Paris, 1947. The 16 prints in this folio are all tipped in on frame ready paper in a lose folio, also includes a text folio in the original French. Some light soiling of folio folder, cracks on paper spine, and a scratch on back cover of folder. Poeme e Paul Eluard - Introduction De Leon Degand. Les Editions du Chene, Paris, 1947. Wraps. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 8 pp., 16 col. plates (hors texte); 39 cm. Near-fine. A significant portfolio of Chagall's wartime paintings, with 16 tipped-in color plates, loose in the folio. At the outbreak of war in 1939, Chagall, a Russian Jew, fled Paris for Provence. After he was arrested by the Gestapo, he received sponsorship through the Emergency Rescue Committee & the Museum of Modern Art to come to the United States, where he lived from 1941-46. This portfolio is a summation of that critical period in Chagall's life & work. Published on the occasion of his return to Paris in 1947, it is accompanied by a poem written by the Surrealist Paul Eluard and a text by Leon DeGrand. Scarce collectible.