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  • 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 an Important Private Collection

80

Tobogan, plate 5 from Jazz portfolio

1947
Pochoir in colors, on Arches paper folded (as issued), with full margins,
I. 12 3/4 x 11 1/2 in (32.4 x 29.2 cm);
S. 16 1/2 x 25 1/2 in (41.9 x 64.8 cm) (unfolded)

from copy 81 of 250 (there were also 20 hors commerce copies and a portfolio edition of 100), published by Tériade, Paris,, the pink attenuated, pale mat and time staining, a few pale pinpoint spots of soiling in the margins, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $5,000

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York