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Nus Bleus V Henri Matisse

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Edition: Unnum.c. 3,020
Year: 1954/56
Medium: Lithograph
13h x 9.63w in. unframed
33.12h x 24.75w in. framed
Price: $6,500
Inventory Name:  MAT0813L03


This famous lithographic edition is based on gouache cut-outs. The first lithography plates were printed under Matisse's supervision in 1954. The completion of the printing by Mourlot Frres, came in 1958. Teriade, the publisher for the famed Jazz series, again worked on this series with Matisse to reinterpret the gouache cut-outs by printing them using new lithographic techniques. Working on the Jazz series in 1947, a pochoir process, prepared Matisse for the Cut Outs. He deliberately chose lithography over pochoir for this project due to the simplicity of colors, and the bright tonality he sought. Some suggested Matisse use a photo-hybrid process but Matisse was aware that color photography hadn't been perfected yet. 1st French Edition, Publisher Teriade. Printer: Mourlot Freres, Paris.

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This piece is signed in conte crayon in the lower right.
Medium: Offset Lithograhpy
Catalog Reference: CS 159
Provenance: Committee Member of the National Arts Club and Chevalier, Martin Riskin; Autograph dealer Sy Kessler; Dealer to the trade; Salon D' Art Collection for exhibition.

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