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Israeli auction house to sell Marc Chagall painting
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Jacob's Ladder painting by Russian artist of Jewish origin Marc Chagall will be put up for auction on January 25 in Herzliya (Israel). The work was stolen in 1996; it was discovered after almost twenty years. According to Israeli media, the picture can be sold for an amount from 150 to 250 thousand dollars, TASS reports.
The painting was created in 1973, it is one of the versions of Stairs – the painting Chagall worked on from the 1950s to the 1970s. It was stolen during an exhibition in one of the galleries of Tel Aviv. In 2015, the canvas was found in Jerusalem among the possessions of a dead woman.
Marc Chagall lived a long life and died two and a half years before his 100th anniversary. The first half of the life of the world famous artist is connected with the Russian Empire and Soviet Russia. Chagall lived and studied in Vitebsk and St. Petersburg. In 1918 he was appointed Commissioner for Arts of the Vitebsk Provincial Executive Committee. The second part of his life, Marc Chagall lived in Paris.
Russkiy Mir reported that in November 2019, the publication of the Gogol's Dead Souls with illustrations and Marc Chagall’s autograph was put up for auction in Moscow.