Marc Chagall oil on canvas painting ( 80cm x 60 cm) dated 1964 on The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gallery label. I reached out to MoMA, they can’t find loan record or loan number. Purchased from a seller in Lima, Peru. No certificate of authenticity.
Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. I apologize for the delay in your appraisal and thank you for your patience. The item presented appears to be an oil painting in the style of Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985), measuring 80 x 60 cm. The painting appears to be a copy painting after an original 1964 lithograph titled "Amoureux dans le ciel de Nice" (Lovers in the sky in Nice). The labels are likely placed there to incite deceit. If the work was held in the MoMA's collection, the museum would indeed have a record of it as the institution includes an entire staff that manages its collection. The images has been widely produced as a lithograph and other reproduction prints.
The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this work and other comparable oil painting in the style of Chagall. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.