Man with Pig

Marc Chagall, French (born Russia), 1887 - 1985

Made in France, Europe


Halftone lithograph

Image: 18 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches (46.4 x 32.4 cm) Sheet: 22 5/16 x 16 1/8 inches (56.7 x 41 cm)

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963

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This print relates to the mural Introduction to the Jewish Theater, which Chagall executed in 1920 as part of a commission for the State Yiddish Chamber Theater in Moscow. A total of seven paintings filled the inside of the theater’s auditorium, creating a brightly colored, rhythmically patterned environment that came to be known as “Chagall’s box.” As with this image of a man in outlandishly mismatched pants standing with his cross-eyed pig, the murals fused the artist’s earlier interest in Cubist fragmentation with bountiful references to peasant life and traditional Jewish festivities.