Description:Condition A Lithograph from the "Affiches Originales" series. Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959. Signed and dated in the plate. Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex. (or by Air Post at cost) Certificate of Authenticity.
The dramatic black and white image used in this poster is from an original linocut titled "Mais Soudain le soleil" (But Suddenly the Sun) Matisse's white line linocuts were one of the great inventions of 20th century printmaking. Here it is used to great effect to announce an exhibition of "Recent Works" by Matisse, from 1947 to 1948, to be held at the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris during 1949.
During the 1950s the renowned French printer, Mourlot Freres, printed most of the "original" posters of the most important artists of the day. In 1959 they printed the series "Affiches Originales" for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of the "original" posters created by the contemporary masters, Picasso, Chagall, Braque, Matisse, Miro, Leger, and Dufy.
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