Henri Matisse - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 29, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Apollinaire Sotheby's New York, February 11 & 12, 1993, lot 176

  • Literature

    Claude Duthuit books 31; and 27

  • 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 from a Private New York Collection


Apollinaire book; and René Leriche: lithograph

1952; and 1949
Apollinaire with seven lithographs, one aquatint, three linoleumcut lettrines printed in red and lithographic cover in colors, on Velin d'Arches, text by André Rouveyre; René Leriche a lithograph, on Chine collé to wove paper, the full sheets and with margins,
René Leriche I. 7 5/8 x 8 1/4 in (19.4 x 21 cm)
René Leriche S. 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in (22.2 x 14 cm)
book 13 3/8 x 10 1/4 in (34 x 26 cm)

Apollinaire numbered 55 on the justification (of 350 total copies), signed and dated in ink on the title page by Rouveyre and inscribed à Madame André Rasse, parce que: Art, Poésie..cher Docteur; et à vous-même, parce que: Art, Poésie, Amitié..En souvenir de votre, affectieusement fraternel by Rouveyre also, René Leriche signed and numbered 212/300 in pencil, the book published by Raisons d'Être, Paris, Apollinaire with the sheets toned, occasional pale offsetting, time staining, René Leriche with a few visible paper fibers at right, otherwise all in good condition, the book with original lithographic wrapper in colors on paper (soiling, staining, minor creasing and wear), lacking the slipcase, the print framed.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $2,750

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Evening & Day Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm