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Algue Verte Henri Matisse

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Signature: Initialed and dated in the stone. Annotation On Front: Indicated as artist's proofs in pencil.
Edition: One of only a few brown proofs
Year: 1953
Medium: Silkscreen
18.75h x 15.75w in. unframed
30.75h x 27.5w in. framed
Price: $2,950
Inventory Name: MAT0211L03

With Matisse's declining health toward the end of his life, it became increasingly difficult for Matisse to paint at an easel. Thus, he developed a method of creation by way of collage. By cutting out shapes from pure colored sheets of paper, he could "sculpt" his way to assembling a finished composition. In 1954, he worked with Mourlot, the famous printer, to commemorate his finished collages or "cut out' in the medium of original lithography. Later published in Verve, Publisher Teriade, Printed by Mourlot.

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This piece is signed in conte crayon in the lower right.
Medium: Lithograhp
Catalog Reference: CS 139
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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