Walker Art Gallery Opens The Art Books of Henri Matisse

Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery presents The Art Books of Henri Matisse an exhibition on view 21 October 2011 – 15 April 2012.

The exhibition comprises 63 framed original illustrations with text from four of Matisse’s most significant books, including his famous ‘Jazz’ (1947), one of the most celebrated artists’ books in the history of modern art. Highlights include:

‘Icare’ (‘Icarus’) from ‘Jazz’ by Henri Matisse
‘Le Clown (‘The Clown’) from ‘Jazz’ by Henri Matisse

All the works are part of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s extensive art collection, and have been loaned to the gallery through the company’s Art in our Communities ® programme as part of a commitment to share its artworks with the wider public.

Also on display are a number of artists’ books from the Walker Art Gallery’s permanent collection by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Derek Boshier, Gilbert & George, Tom Phillips and Jeff Nuttall.

Image: Henri Matisse, The Horse, the Rider, and the Clown (detail). © Succession H. Matisse / DACS 2011.

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