Bois, Yve-Alain. MATISSE in the Barnes Foundation. 824 pages, including 656 color and 606 b&w plates. 4to, cloth. New York, Thames & Hudson, 2016.
This vibrantly colored, well-illustrated book, slip-cased and beautifully produced, examines Barnes's extraordinary Matisse collection, comprised of fifty-nine works from every stage of the artist's career. It is among the most important in the world.
An essay by Karen Butler looks at what Barnes thought of Matisse; Claudine Grammont considers how and why he collected his work. The works themselves, sumptuously reproduced, are the subjects of interpretive analyses that tell the stories of their acquisition and address their critical reception.
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