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June 14, 2022 - June 30, 2022 Christie's - London

Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Prints and Artist's Books Formerly from the Artist's Estate
Sale #21556

‘When I bent over a lithographic stone or a copper plate, it was as if I were touching a talisman. It seemed to me that I could hide in it all my sorrows and all my joys... Everything that has happened in the course of my life: births, deaths, marriages, flowers, animals and birds, the suffering of workers, parents, lovers at night, the biblical prophets, in the street, in the house, in the temple and in heaven. And with increasing age, the tragedy of life in and around us.’

Marc Chagall

Reflecting the artist’s exuberant palette and joyful subject matter, the sale includes many lithographs made at the legendary Parisian printshop Imprimerie Mourlot on rue de Chabrol, as well as several rare proofs extensively hand-coloured in gouache or pastel. Among the highlights are L’Auge, a charming depiction of peasant life made shortly after the artist’s move to Paris in 1924, and Le Magicien de Paris which was used as the motif for the poster of Chagall’s exhibition at the Grand Palais in 1969-70.

The sale also reflects Chagall’s profound interest in literature, with copies of all three publications originally commissioned by Ambroise Vollard, later published by Tériade, for which Chagall produced original prints as illustrations: Les Ames Mortes by Nikolai Gogol, 1923-27, Les Fables de la Fontaine, 1927-30, and La Bible, 1931-1956. Other artist’s books include the vellum bound copy of Psaumes de David, 1979; and Chagall’s epic cycle of lithographs in two volumes for Homer’s L’Odyssée, 1975.

June 14th 12pm - June 30th 2pm

Christie's - London
8 King Street
St. James's

London, UK

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Auctions International
June 15, 2022 Doyle Auctions - New York

The Collection of Jay I. Kislak sold to benefit the Kislak Family Foundation


Sat, Jun 11th 12pm – 5pm
Sun, Jun 12th 12pm – 5pm
Mon, Jun 13th 12pm – 5pm

Doyle Auctions - New York
175 East 87th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
June 17, 2022 - June 18, 2022 Rose City Book & Paper Fair

Booksellers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be bringing their best rare and collectible books, ephemera, maps, prints, photographs and more.

Fri 2pm - 8pm
Sat 10am 6pm

Admission $5.00

DoubleTree Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah

Portland, OR

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Book Fairs West
June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022 Getman's 2nd Anniversary Book & Ephemera Fair - Online

An online book fair featuring dealers of rare books, ephemera, maps, & vintage photography.

Daily 12pm - 8pm

Impact Events Group, Inc.
PO Box 247

Lexington, MA

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Book Fairs Virtual
June 18, 2022 MWABA Chicago Book & Paper Fair

A Non-Profit Association of Antiquarian Booksellers Promoting the Love of Books, Maps, Prints and Ephemera.

Booksellers from All Across the Midwest and the USA Offer Fine Antiquarian, Rare, Collectible, First Edition and Other Books in Many Fields:

Art & Photography
Chicago History & Authors
Children’s Books
Civil War
Illustrated Books
Science & Technology
Transportation & Railroadiana
Most any Subject you Can Imagine

10am - 5pm

Chicago’s Journeyman’s Plumbers Union Hall
1340 W. Washington Street

Chicago, IL

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Book Fairs Midwest