La Gerbe, 1953

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La Gerbe, 1953

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Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)                                   

Medium: Color Lithograph Derived from the Cut-Paper Original Maquette with center fold (as issued). 

Edition No.: 1st Edition, Vol. IX, no. 35 & 36/6,500

Signed in plate, lower right

Publisher: Tériade, Paris

Printer: Mourlot Atelier, Paris

Catalogue Raisonné: Duthuit 139, Freitag 6231

Matisse and his friend Tériade, a Greek-born publisher, were among the many who fled Paris in 1940, when the Germans invaded France. Frustrated in his exile, Tériade urged Matisse to collaborate on a "book of color"—a proposal that resulted in two publications: an issue of Tériade's magazine, Verve, dedicated to "The Color of Matisse" (1945), and the artist's book Jazz (1947). Matisse and Tériade subsequently collaborated on another issue of Verve devoted to the paintings Matisse created in Vence. The artist designed the maquette by interleaving color prints of his recent paintings with specially created black-ink drawings of fruit and foliage. In addition he created a special frontispiece and cover using papiers découpés, or paper cutouts, which would be Matisse's medium of choice during his final years.

 

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Minneapolis Museum of Art (MIA), MN

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