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Chagall

Marc . 1887--1985, French painter and illustrator, born in Russia, noted for his richly coloured pictures of men, animals, and objects in fantastic combinations and often suspended in space: his work includes 12 stained glass windows for a synagogue in Jerusalem (1961) and the decorations for the ceiling of the Paris Opera House (1964)
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Caption: Image: Marc Chagall, White Crucifixion, 1938; oil on canvas, 60 7/8 x 55 1/16 inches; gift of Alfred S.
Interesting pieces in the exhibition include a signed and dated pencil drawing by DalE[degrees] of his design for the Olympic medallion for football, commissioned for the 1984 games in the US, which comes with a silver Olympics medal based on the design; a drawing DalE[degrees] did on a porcelain dish from the Plaza Hotel in New York for the owner of his favourite night club; an original crayon drawing Picasso posted to his gallerist Gilberte Duclaud in 1957, along with the envelope bearing the address in his handwriting; a signed lithograph by Chagall, titled "Les Arums" featuring many of his favourite themes; and a pen, ink and crayon drawing with a hand written message by Jean Cocteau related to a significant period in his life.
Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story is an oversized hardcover with jacket.
A Chagall work inspired another detail, pretty feminine collars suggestive of a French school girl.
The Chagall Committee responded that the work was a fake, most notably a forgery of a veritable Chagall, Reclining Nude from 1911.
Chagall enlisted the renowned Italian mo-saicist Lino Melano to enlarge and translate the design into a mosaic composed of thousands of small hand-cut pieces, or tesserae, of Murano glass, Carrara marble and natural colored stones from Italy.
A close examination of the art itself confirmed it was not a Chagall lithograph.
And in several conversations with visitors during the member preview of the restored section at the Art Institute, not a single person knew about the papal preference for the Chagall painting.
Rather than simply living out its years in art-historical ignominy, however, the painting has now been slated for destruction at the recommendation of the Chagall Committee in Paris.
Martin Lang bought what he thought was an original work by Russian artist Marc Chagall in 1992 for PS100,000 and more than 20 years later his son called in BBC1's Fake Or Fortune to examine it.
Martin Lang, 63, bought the work, claimed to have been painted by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall, in 1992 but on BBC1's Fake Or Fortune tonight, a panel in Paris condemn it as a forgery.
The trove is believed to include works by Matisse, Picasso and Chagall, the news magazine Focus reports.