Marc Chagall's illustrated Bible, with complete text and 105 etchings, 1931-39. Sold for $156,000.
Two portfolios were the top lots in yesterday's Old Master Through Modern Prints auction at Swann. Marc Chagall's Bible, with 105 etchings, sold for $156,000, a record price for the set without the hand colored plates. The Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris currently has an exhibition, Chagall et la Bible, featuring this immense undertaking. A portfolio of Das Graphische Werk von Egon Schiele, brought $78,000. The day's highest-selling print was Benton Spruance's Riders of the Apocalypse, lithograph, 1943, which sold for $38,400, also an auction record.
Labels: Benton Spruance, Egon Schiele, European prints, Marc Chagall, Prints and Drawings, record prices, Todd Weyman, top lots