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    Claude Duthuit books 3

  • 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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Dessins (Drawings)

1925
The complete set of one etching, Chine collé to Arches paper, loose (as issued), and 64 lithographic reproductions of the artist's drawings on Arches paper, bound (as issued), the book wrapped in the original glassine cover.
etching I. 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. (9.2 x 12.4 cm)
etching S. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (26 x 21 cm)

The etching signed and numbered 36/100 in pencil, the book additionally stamp-numbered 36 on the justification (there were also 1,000 without the etching on Lafuma paper), text by Waldemar George, published by Éditions des Quatre Chemins, Paris, the etching contained in the volume.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,930

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New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020