Gilden’s Art Gallery presents Marc Chagall

Gilden’s Art Gallery is delighted to present a series of works on paper from the Modern Master, Marc Chagall (1887-1985).
This exhibition tells the story of the people, places and themes which inspired Chagall across each decade of his artistic life. The role of books, periodicals and art reviews are wonderfully illustrated by examples spanning several decades. The unquestionable importance of art review and periodicals to the dissemination of 20th Century art is highlighted through Chagall’s collaboration with Aimé Maeght and Efstratios Tériade’ in the publications ‘Derrière le miroir’ and ‘Verve’, respectively. A highlight of this exhibition is an exceptional impression from Chagall’s celebrated series ‘Circus’ from 1967. The vibrancy of the colours demonstrate why Pablo Picasso once quipped “When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is”. Finally, it is an honour to present a selection of works made in collaboration with Charles Sorlier, Chagall’s close friend from the Fernand Mourlot studio and who worked together for almost forty years. We will be thrilled to welcome you to view these works in our Hampstead gallery and a select number of pieces will travel internationally to be viewed in New York and Miami this Autumn.