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Chagall paintings gifted to South Africa court.

Summary: JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's constitutional court received three lithographs by Russian-French painter Marc Chagall on Thursday, a gift to the court's art collection from the late artist's granddaughters. "The paintings were given with love, were fed with love and take their place here with love," said former constitutional court judge Albie Sachs

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's constitutional court received three lithographs by Russian-French painter Marc Chagall on Thursday, a gift to the court's art collection from the late artist's granddaughters.

"The paintings were given with love, were fed with love and take their place here with love," said former constitutional court judge Albie Sachs, who rose to fame for his role in the anti-apartheid struggle.

The court's collection is comprised of 200 paintings and sculptures. The donated works were each originally posters for Chagall exhibits or events.

"The Magic Flute" was commissioned by New York's Metropolitan Opera for a performance in 1967.

"Angel with Chandelier" was created to announce the inauguration of the 1973 Chagall Museum in Nice.

"The Angel of Judgment" was created for a 1974 exhibition. -- AFP

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