Henri Matisse - Editions Southampton New York Saturday, June 25, 2022 | Phillips
  • "The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive: the place occupied by the figures, the empty spaces around them, the proportions, everything has its share."
    —Henri Matisse

    • Provenance

      Christie's, New York, Matisse on Paper: Prints & Drawings from the Estate of Jacquelyn Miller Matisse, June 23, 2021, lot 15

    • Literature

      Claude Duthuit 498

    • 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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Nu, odalisque au coffret (Nude, Odalisque in a Box) (D. 498)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 19 3/4 x 25 7/8 in. (50.2 x 65.7 cm)
Signed and numbered '6/10 ép. d'artiste' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 50), framed.

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$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $8,820

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022