Monday, 21 September 2015

Gilden’s Arts Gallery is pleased to present a special piece by Marc Chagall:

  The Red Boot

The Red Boot, 1965

This special monotype was printed in 1965  and it belong to an outstanding group of 306 monotypes that were executed in collaboration with Gerald Cramer and the printer Jacques Frelaut. It was Cramer, his Swiss publisher, to introduce Chagall at this technique in 1961.

An exhibition of examples from that body of works was presented at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York between November 1979 and January 1980. Riva Castlemain, Director of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at the MOMA, interestingly noted at the time that "This exhibition is about the creative interaction of three devoted people".

This work, The Red Boot, has many typical aspects of iconography of this artist such as the couple, the Bouquet and the child.


Monotype is a printmaking technique in which an un-worked metal plate is drawn on using ink and then pressed against a piece of paper. Usually, the ink will last for one strong and one weak impression – creating an ‘original drawing’ and a printed edition of one (hence the name).

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Artist: MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985
Title: The Red Boot / La Botte Rouge, 1965
Technique: Original Hand Signed Oil Monotype on Japan nacré paper
Paper Size: 56.5 x 44 cm / 22.2 x 17.3 in
Image Size: 40 x 30 cm / 15.7 x 11.8 in
Additional Information: This colour monotype is hand signed with black ink, "Marc Chagall" at the lower left corner of the image.
The work was painted with Oil paint on a copper plate by Chagall and then it was pulled on paper by Jacques Frelaut in 1965. This work is a unique piece.
This monotype is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Patrick Cramer, the internationally recognized expert for Chagall's Monotypes. Patrick Cramer was himself present when many of Chagall Monotypes were created.

- Galerie Patrick Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland. 19th November - 21st January 2011.
- Bouquinerie de l'institut, Paris, France. 20th October - 23rd December 2011.

Provenance: The Estate of Marc Chagall
Literature :Cramer Gerald, Marc Chagall Monotypes 1966 - 1975 Volume 1.
Reference: Cramer 143, p 49, Illustrated

Sunday, 13 September 2015

"Dans notre vie, comme sur la palette d’un artiste,
 une seule couleur donne tout son sens à l’art et à la vie, 
c’est la couleur de l’Amour."
Marc Chagall


The Rainbow, 1969

Gilden’s Arts is honoured to present a new exhibition of works by Marc Chagall. The catalogue covers the artist’s oeuvre from his early works until the most mature post war works.

Marc Chagall's poetic, figurative style made him one of most popular modern artists, while his long life and varied output made him one of the most internationally recognised.
Chagall's distinction lies in his steady faith in the power of figurative art, that he maintained despite absorbing ideas from Fauvism and Cubism.
Marc Chagall’s world communicates happiness and optimism through the use of bright and vivid colours. A world in colours as if it was seen throughout the outstanding stained glasses he realised in Jerusalem.

Motherhood, 1954

Born in the Russian town of Vitebsk to a very traditional Jewish family, Chagall's poetic works recall a sort of childish fantasy and the magical background of Russian story tales.
Renowned for their magnificent colouration and fantastic imagery, the many series of Marc Chagall range across themes and sentiment.
From his narrative renderings of Daphins and Chloe and the Arabian Nights, to his visions of the old testament, a delightful interpretation full of symbols and colours. 

The Wolf Trap from Daphnis and Chloe, 1961

Moses, 1956

The exhibition will run until the end of October 2015, we are looking forward welcoming you in our Gallery in Hampstead, London.
For more information please visit or view our catalogue here.