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Matisse – Barr Jr., Alfred H. Matisse. His Art and his Public. New York (1951). 4to. 6 ll. title & contents, pp. 5-591 (so complete). With c. 462 (22 full-page color) illustrations on 243 plates. Orig. h. cloth in black & red with title on spine and gilt monogram on front cover.

FIRST EDITION. – Exlibris Wolfgang Metzner, publisher, on front paste-down. – Binding slightly loosened, otherwise impeccable. – Enclosed front part of the original dust jacket. – Intended as updated new edition of the catalog of the Matisse exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1931, it became an illustrated monographic show comprising 60 years: Early Rebellion and Academic Success – Matisse discovers Modern Painting – Matisse in Paris: “The King of the Fauves” – Matisse, the International Artist – Spain and Morocco – Austerity and Architectonics; The First World War – Relaxation in Nice and Renewed Experiment – From the Barnes Murals to the Rouge et Noir – Second World War; Books; The Chapel at Vence – Bibliography (11 pp. ) – Index (18 pp.).

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