Henri Matisse, ‘Untitled Maeght Poster of Matisse Cutout’, ca. 1978, Alpha 137 Gallery
Henri Matisse, ‘Untitled Maeght Poster of Matisse Cutout’, ca. 1978, Alpha 137 Gallery

Published by: Maeght Editeur, Paris
Here is an interesting find: a vintage offset lithograph poster of Matisse. No text, no title - nothing. Just the copyright logo and name of printer "Maeght Editeur", Matisse's legendary printer. No other information. A high quality lithographic poster printed by Maeght in France. Edition unknown. (maybe a test run?) Slight tear to bottom margin (see photograph) which will frame out fine. The price is reasonable and we haven't seen any other like this - so you can't really go wrong.

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Signature: Unsigned.

Publisher: Maeght

Acquired from a collection of vintage Maeght posters.

About Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a leading figure of Fauvism and, along with Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the modern era. In his paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Matisse experimented with vivid colors, Pointillist techniques, and reduced, flat shapes. “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter,” he once said; his subjects of choice included nudes, dancers, still lifes, and interior scenes. Matisse’s animated brushwork and seemingly arbitrary application of bright colors, as in Woman with a Hat (1905), would prove foundational to Fauvism, while his similarly radical The Red Studio (1911) was a seminal, nearly monochromatic study in perspective. Later in life, physically debilitated, Matisse would turn to making bold, cut-paper collages. He has influenced a wide range of important 20th-century painters, from Hans Hofmann and Milton Avery to Tom Wesselmann and David Hockney.

French, 1869-1954, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France, based in Paris and Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France