After Henri Matisse (1869 – 954)
lithograph printed by Mourlot
29.5 x 19.5 in. (75 x 50 cm.)
A; not backed
This original lithographic poster was designed by Henri Matisse for an exhibition ‘L’Art Indepéndant’ at Petit Palais, Paris. The poster features ‘La Reve’ and marks the first collaboration between Matisse and Fernand Mourlot.
Mourlot are a fine art lithographic printers who, in the early 20th century, invited some of the most celebrated artists of the time to the studio to collaborate on traditional stone lithography. Artists such as Braque, Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró and Picasso worked with Mourlot to produce visually striking lithographs that were used as posters to promote the artists’ work or exhibitions and pasted up all over cities. Today, these beautifully lithographed posters make the perfect interior decoration and are collectable works of art in their own right.