Marc Chagall, Colour of Life

Works Formerly from the Artist’s Estate

  • Event date June 2022
  • Event location London & Online

This June, delve into the enchanting world of Marc Chagall with two auctions dedicated to the work of the acclaimed artist.


Streamed live on 28 June and kicking off our 20th/21st Century: London to Paris auction series, Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Works Formerly from the Artist’s Estate is a headline auction featuring 20 works that reflects the full range of Chagall’s multifaceted oeuvre and offering a rare insight into the artist’s unique creative spirit. Chagall forged a bold path within modern art in pursuit of his own singular vision, conjuring fantastical, dream-like scenes, rooted in his own personal life and rich memories and filtered through a highly idiosyncratic, painterly vocabulary.


Taking place online from 14–30 June, Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Prints and Artist’s Books Formerly from the Artist’s Estate celebrates Chagall’s life-long love of printmaking and features works made over a period of sixty years – offered on the market for the first time and in remarkably fine condition. The sale includes lithographs made at the legendary Imprimerie Mourlot on Rue de Chabrol and several rare proofs extensively hand-coloured in gouache or pastel. Highlights include L’Auge, and Le Magicien de Paris – the motif from the poster of Chagall’s Grand Palais exhibition in 1969–70.

Marc Chagall

Browse by theme

Marc Chagall

Thematic essay

The Poetry of Love

From his youth through to his final golden years, love in all its multifaceted brilliance remained a principal driving force in Chagall's oeuvre

Marc Chagall

Thematic essay

Marc Chagall and The Circus

Throughout his lengthy career, Marc Chagall was captivated by the dazzling spectacle of the circus, with its daring performers and tragicomic characters

Marc Chagall

Thematic essay

My Art, My Life

For Marc Chagall, his art and his personal life had always been inextricably intertwined, with his experiences leaving an indelible mark on his creative vision

Marc Chagall

Thematic essay

Legends and Traditions

Chagall explored a variety of legends, characters and heroes in his work, inspired by the multiple cultures and traditions he discovered on his journey through life

Marc Chagall

Thematic essay

The Song of Vitebsk

Throughout his life, the provincial town of Vitebsk where the artist had spent his formative years stood at the very foundation of Chagall’s creative inspiration

You may also like...

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue

Sale Series

20/21 London to Paris

14 June – 1 July
London & Paris

This June, the landmark auction series 20th/21st Century Art returns with a calendar of auctions in celebration of the cultural dialogue between London and Paris.

London Now

Special Event

London Now | A festival of art and literature in the heart of the capital

6 June – 15 July

This June and July, Christie’s invites you to revisit the city with London Now, an innovative summer season of exhibitions, events and auctions celebrating the capital’s unique identity and vibrant diversity at our headquarters in the historic district of St. James’s

Don’t miss this exciting moment in the international arts and culture calendar


© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2022