The Firebird art by Marc Chagall in the year 1945.He was asked to create sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet's production of Stravinsky's "Firebird." Replicas of Chagall's creations are still used by the company 68 years later. "'Firebird' has a history that goes back to the Russian culture in which he was born," said Grace. "It's based on Russian fairy tales. And so this whole imaginary world is very much one that belongs to him."