Marc Chagall Signed and Numbered Lithograph "Bouquet Over the Town"

This example is a modern fake. The 'Marc Chagall' signature below the image is no more real than the print itself. Note the 'AT' blind stamp in the paper on the lower left, it identifies this piece as a 'recreated' lithograph, produced by Anthony Tetro, a well-known Chagall forger.

When it comes to fake modern 'fine art' Marc Chagall's name is associated with an ever growing number of unfortunate examples. As one of today's most faked artists it is not difficult to find for sale online, or off, completely counterfeit 'original, hand-signed, limited-edition' prints advertised as being 'by' this artist.

Widely available today also is new art made 'in the style of' Chagall, or other celebrated artists. New pieces are shamelessly signed with well-known artist's names despite being made long after their deaths. Knowing a print is bogus and that it bears a 'ghost' signature won't stop some sellers from asking a price that suggests otherwise. Unfortunately this means art buyers must constantly be on their guard against such fraud.

The ADAGP in Paris, France, (Société des Auteurs dans les Arts Graphiques et Plastiques or Society of Authors in the Graphic and Plastic Arts), acts as agent for Marc Chagall's estate. Only they may legally license use of his name or authorize reproductions of his works. See the Favorite Links page in this shop for a link to ADAGP where more information may be found concerning the seriousness of misusing the name of, or copying the works of, Marc Chagall without first obtaining proper consent.

Print measures 18 3/4 by 25 1/2 inches.

Item ID: 2007RP000338

$12,500 USD

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