Henri Matisse - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Private Collection, New York
    Vivian Horan, New York
    Marshall Cogan (acquired from the above)
    Private Collection (gifted by the above)

  • Literature

    Pierre Schneider, Henri Matisse, Paris, 1984, p. 564 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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Property of an Important New York Collector


Nu campé bras sur la tête

signed "Henri Matisse" lower right
ink and graphite on paper
8 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. (22.2 x 17.5 cm.)
Executed in 1906.

The authenticity of this work was confirmed by Wanda de Guébriant in 1983 as confirmed by the Archives Matisse.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $50,000

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019