Henri Matisse - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Henri Petiet, Paris (Fritz Lugt 5031) inkstamp on the reverse
    Pace Prints, New York
    Private Collection

  • Literature

    Claude Duthuit 513

  • Catalogue Essay

    On the reverse of this print is the blue 'H.M.P' in an oval inkstamp belonging to the the connoisseur French art dealer, Henri Petiet, who bought hundreds of prints directly from Matisse. When Ambroise Vollard died in 1939, Petiet purchased the 31,000 modern prints in his inventory. When Petiet died in 1980, it was believed he had the largest Modern print collection in the world. It took 26 years and over 50 auctions to disperse.

  • 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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Orientale sur lit de repos, sol de carreaux rouges (Oriental Day Bed, Red Tiled Floor) (D. 513)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 10 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. (26 x 47.6 cm)
S. 19 3/4 x 26 in. (50.2 x 66 cm)

Signed and numbered 50/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), framed.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $15,120

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021