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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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Property from a Private Collection, Detroit

136

Nu allongé, aux babouches de paille tressée (Lying Nude with Woven Straw Slippers)

1931
Etching, on Chine collé to wove paper, with full margins,
I. 4 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (12.1 x 24.8 cm)
S. 11 1/8 x 14 3/4 in. (28.3 x 37.5 cm)

signed and numbered 16/25 in pencil, framed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,000

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New York Auction 26 October 2015