14 lithographs

© Succession H. Matisse %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Faces, 1946

Lithographs, letterpressexpand_more

Gift of Bruce B. Daytonexpand_more  B.83.17

Not on Viewexpand_more

This illustrated book is unique because Matisse’s friend the poet Pierre Reverdy created a text to accompany Matisse’s images. Somewhat earlier Matisse had created a series of lithographs representing one of his female models, and their existence prompted a publishers to suggest printing them as a collector’s edition. For the general design, Matisse followed his usual practice of creating appropriate ornaments and of combining these with images and text in the order he saw fit.

Details
Title
Faces
Artist Life
1869–1954
Role
Artist
Accession Number
B.83.17
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14 lithographs

© Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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