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    Sophie Matisse (American, b. 1965)
    Fahrenheit, 2008
    Oil, acrylic, and gouache on canvas
    43 x 60 inches (109.2 x 152.4 cm)
    Signed, dated, titled, and inscribed on the reverse: Sophie Matisse / 2/08 / Faranheight [sic]

    PROVENANCE:
    Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York;
    Private Collection, East Coast, acquired from the above, 2008.

    EXHIBITED:
    Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, "Sophie Matisse: Pentimenti," March 14-April 30, 2008.

    In the Honor of Women's History Month

    Great granddaughter of Henri Matisse and granddaughter of art dealer Pierre Matisse, Sophie Matisse grew up in Boston and began her studies at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design before attending the L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Settling in New York City in 1996, she soon began exhibiting her work, first reinterpreting well-known paintings from the European tradition before moving into more abstract imagery, always with an emphasis on vivid color and whimsy. In 2008 Matisse exhibited the present work at Francis Naumann Fine Art in a show called "Pentimenti" so named as the works reflected the persisting influence of Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp (her step-grandfather) on her art and her life. She has exhibited widely in the U.S.


    Condition Report*: No visible condition issues; not framed.
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