Henri Matisse - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 21, 2010 | Phillips

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    Henri Matisse

    French • 1869 - 1954

    The leading figure of the Fauvist movement at the turn of the 20th century, Henri Matisse is widely regarded as the giant of modern art alongside friend and rival Pablo Picasso. Working as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor for over five decades, he radically challenged traditional conventions in art by experimenting with vivid colors, flat shapes and distilled line. Rather than modeling or shading to lend volume to his pictures, the French artist employed contrasting areas of unmodulated color. Heavily influenced by the art and visual culture of non-Western cultures, his subjects ranged from nudes, dancers, odalisques, still lifes and interior scenes and later evolved into the graphic semi-abstractions of his cut-outs of his late career. 

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Nadia aux cheveux lisses

Aquatint, on Marais paper, the full sheet (deckle on all sides),
I. 17 x 13 3/4 in. (43.2 x 34.9 cm);
S. 26 x 19 7/8 in. (66 x 50.5 cm)

signed and numbered 3/25 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), several pale foxmarks, two small areas of soft rubbing in the left margin, very pale mat staining, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $43,750

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York