Matisse dans la collection Nahmadsold by Musée Matisse - Nice
Description**At the Matisse museum in Nice, for the first time revealed to the public in its entirety, the collection of sixteen paintings by Henri Matisse brought together by dealers and collectors David and Ezra Nahmad. An exceptional ensemble and a unique testimony to the spirit of a collection that thinks about art and strives to disseminate knowledge of it.**
The eminent art dealer, great collector and extremely rich David Nahmad, whose fortune is estimated at 1.8 billion dollars according to Forbes magazine, has built with his brother Ezra one of the most important and prestigious art collections deprived of the world.
The Nahmad family collection is rich in several thousand works and masterpieces, signed by the great names of modern art, from the masters of pre-impressionism and impressionism (Boudin, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Degas), including the Fauves (Marquet, Dufy), the cubists (Braque, Gris), the School of Paris (Modigliani, Kisling, Pascin), not to mention three hundred Picasso (the most important private collection of the painter , apart from that of the Picasso family). These paintings are regularly lent to major French and international institutions.
Thus, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse, the Nahmads do the honor of showing their support for the Matisse Museum in Nice by lending, for a period of one year, the seventeen paintings by Henri Matisse whom they have brought together over the years. An exceptional set to discover.
Claudine Grammont, director of the Matisse museum, Nice.
She wrote the introductory text, the instructions for the ten works presented and gave an interview with the collector David Nahmad.
Lienart éditions - Co-published with the Matisse museum, Nice
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