In 1952 Marc marries Vava. To the satisfaction of his daughter Ida, he repositions his sensory pleasures in his own present. From 1953 to 1956 he prepares a series of paintings on the theme of Paris.
On September 15 in New Orleans, Neal Auction Company sells Le Luxembourg, a 60 x 50 cm oil on paper painted in 1953 and mounted on canvas, lot 111 estimated $ 1M here linked on the Invaluable and LiveAuctioneers bidding platforms.
At the top of the image, the long-veiled bridal head, the green donkey's head and the Moon are turned sharply to the right, in an optimism that joins past and present. Appearing since 1911 in the artistic grammar of Chagall, the green donkey is a symbol of his youth in Vitebsk.
The bouquet of brilliant red roses in the center of the image brings the illusion of its smell, while a barely perceptible violinist creates the pleasure of sound. Other secondary elements are sketched at the bottom : the basket of fruits appeals for the taste, and the Luxembourg garden for the happiness of being in Paris at the present moment.
This artwork was part of the estate of Vava, proving how much she had been sensitive to this tribute by her newlywed.
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