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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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Nu assis, la tête dans les bras (Seated Nude, Head in Arms)

1929
Drypoint, on chine appliqué on wove support, with full margins (deckle on one side),
I. 20 x 11.5 cm (7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
S. 37.5 x 28 cm (14 3/4 x 11 in.)

signed and numbered 12/25 in pencil (there were also two trial proofs), framed.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £6,875

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Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm