Christie’s Hong Kong Offers Second Marc Chagall Sale

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On 1st December 2022, Christie’s will present Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Works Formerly from the Artist’s Estate (Part 2), a dedicated auction presenting a superb selection of 20 works by modernist master Marc Chagall, one of the most eminent European artists of the 20th century. Originating from the artist’s estate, the works have never been offered for sale before. This is the second in a series of global sales dedicated to Chagall, the first of which took place in London in June and was 100% sold, achieving 194% of the pre-sale low estimate.

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MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) Célébration au village sur fond multicolore 
c. 1976 Tempera, gouache and India ink on paper 78.8 x 57.5 cm. (31⅛ x 22⅝ in.) 
Estimate: HK$950,000 – 1,600,000 / US$120,000 – 180,000 

Throughout his prolific artistic career, Chagall was captivated by a number of themes and motifs which he depicted in multiple guises, constantly developing new and innovative techniques and approaches that enriched his iconic idiosyncratic style. This collection of 20 works encompasses key strands from Chagall’s oeuvre, including: the profound strength of love; the emotional and spiritual connection with his homeland; the joy and beauty of nature; the nurturing artistic richness of Paris; and, art as a means of exploring personal and collective identities.

Innovation

Michelle McMullan, Senior Specialist, Impressionist and Modern Art, London, says: “Christie’s are delighted to be presenting the second part of our series of international sales dedicated to Marc Chagall in Hong Kong this November. A master of 20th century European modernism, Chagall’s unique artistic trajectory offers motifs for life’s many facets and complexities that are both personal to the artist and universal to us all. The works that comprise ‘Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Works Formerly from the Artist’s Estate, (Part 2)’ demonstrate in particular the experimental techniques of the artist’s later works, revealing the constant innovation that underpinned his easel painting, as he explored new media and responded to the latest artistic trends that were sweeping the avant-garde.”

Tan Bo, Senior Vice President, International Director, Impressionist & Modern Art, Christie’s Beijing: “It is an honour for Christie’s to be entrusted with this in-depth body of work originating formerly from the Chagall Estate, which offers an insight into the creative mind of one of the 20th century’s foremost artistic visionaries. Given the strong participation from bidders in Asia and the phenomenal results achieved in the first part of this sale series in London earlier this year, we are very excited to be offering another outstanding selection of Chagall works in our Hong Kong Autumn sales. With oil paintings and works on paper presented across a broad range of price points, this is an unprecedented opportunity for collectors in the region to own an iconic work by the artist that has never come to the market before.”

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MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) Nu rose et coq ailé orange au village sur fond bleu 
1974 Gouache on paper 
64.8 x 49.7 cm. (25½ x 19⅝ in.) 
Estimate: HK$1,200,000 – 1,800,00 / US$150,000 – 250,000 

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MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) Profil coloré aux trois yeux et aux boucles avec danseuse 
c. 1967 
Pastel, felt-pen, graphite and ball-point pen on paper 
42 x 29.8 cm. (16½ x 11¾ in.) 
Estimate: HK200,000 – 300,000 / US$25,000 – 35,000 


Public Preview:
Hong Kong 26th-30th November Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No.1
Harbour Road, Wanchai
Live Auction:
Hong Kong 1st December Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No.1 Harbour
Road, Wanchai

www.christies.com 

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