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    Claude Duthuit 489

  • 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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Dix danseuses series: Danseuse au divan pilée en deux

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with margins (the right and left possibly slightly trimmed),
I. 10 7/8 x 18 in. (27.6 x 45.7 cm);
S. 12 3/4 x 19 1/4 in. (32.4 x 48.9 cm)

signed and numbered 121/130 in pencil (there was also an edition of 15 on Japanese paper), published by the Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris, minor surface soiling, pale mat staining, a few pale foxmarks in the margins, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$14,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $17,500

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York