Henri Matisse - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Phillips

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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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Danseuse debout, acoudée, from Dix Danseuses (Dancer standing acoudée, from Ten Dancers)

Lithograph, on Arches wove paper, with full margins,
I. 46 x 27.8 cm (18 1/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
S. 50.2 x 32.7 cm (19 3/4 x 12 7/8 in.)

signed and inscribed 'epr. B' in pencil (one of 8 hors commerce impressions inscribed A-H, aside from the edition of 130 plus 15 impressions on Japan paper, and 5 on China paper), published by the Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris, framed.

£4,000 - 6,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm