Henri Matisse - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Phillips

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    Claude Duthuit books 14

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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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Choix de Pages de Paul Léautaud (D. bks 14)

Lithograph, on Chine volant paper, bound (as issued), contained as the frontispiece in the complete volume edited by André Rouveyre, bound in red leather and gray boards with gold lettering on the spine.
10 x 6 3/4 x 2 in. (25.4 x 17.1 x 5.1 cm)
Signed and numbered 18/45 in pencil (there were also 5 in Roman numerals and an edition of 350), published by Éditions du Bélier, Paris.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $1,386

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New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021