The Yellow Background, M. 602

Marc Chagall was fascinated with color lithography as a printmaking medium and collaborated with the Mourlot atelier, and especially Charles Sorlier, to create his extensive body of lithographic works. Sorlier advised him on all his color lithograph projects and supervised their printing at Mourlot. This lithograph entitled, The Yellow Background (M. 602, Sorlier p. 56). Original color lithograph, 1969, was created for an exhibition of Chagall's works at Galerie Maeght, Paris. It was signed as a dedication to Chagall’s friend Martin Riskin who he met in New York. The Martin Riskin collection was acquired by Sy Kessler, famed art dealer in NY.


Year: 1969
Medium: Lithograph
Image size: 25.5 x 39 in.
Edition: One of a few signed for friends
Printer: Mourlot, Paris
Signature: One of few signed for friends


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