Artist: Henri Matisse French (1869-1954)
Title: Portrait, Cover
Original lithograph. Cover of Derriere Le Miroir,
Printed in Paris, May. 1952
Printed by Maeght.
Signed and dated in the plate, lower left.
(text on verso, as printed)
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 11 in x 15 in 28 x 38 cm
"Derrière le Miroir was an art journal published between 1946 and 1982 (253 issues) by the French publisher and gallery owner Aimé Maeght. The Galerie Maeght, in Paris since 1945, exhibited and promoted names, such as Bonnard, Matisse, Braque, Léger, Steinberg, Chagall, Bram Van Velde, Miró, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Ubac, Bazaine, Calder, Derain, Chillida, Tapiés, among so many other artists. The publication Derrière le Miroir, was the outcome of the gallery owner's passion for publishing, and rapidly became the catalogue for the exhibitions held at the Gallery. The magazine, itself designed as an art object sumptuously presented in a large (38 x 28 cm) format, is illustrated with original lithographs as well as a number of reproductions. Poets and writers like Aragon, Beckett, Char, Eluard, Prévert, Queneau, Reverdy, Sartre, contributed with unpublished texts."