June, bleu et noir



Matisse, Henri b. 1869 Le Cateau-Cambresis, France d. 1954 Nice, France


June, bleu et noir, 1947, signed in the stone “H. Matisse” lower left


Lithograph in colours (after the original cut out)


Heavy wove 31.5 x 24cm


Good to very good, no attenuation of the ink to the surface of the work

Realisation / Publication:

2nd state for Imprimerie Union for Cahiers, Paris, France,1954

Reference / Literature:

Editions Cahiers d’art XXe Siecle, Paris, France, 1954 see also Knight, 2014, Review of Matisse’s Cut Outs at the MOMA, January, 2015


Private dealer, Belgium


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These lithographs are beautiful representations of Matisse’s cutouts. Made to celebrate the last phase of Matisse’s extraordinary artistic oeuvre, these lithographs were published after the death of Matisse on stones the artist had prepared. He began work on these in 1947 and completed the preliminary work in 1952. It is perhaps the reason why these works are so reasonably priced. The minimal use of colours in this, and the other organic design harks back to the Fauvist era where shape was just as important as colour.