Matisse's fishing pole
- [San Francisco, CA] : Pacific Editions, 2015.
- Physical description
- 1 vol. (unpaged) : ill. ; 28 x 36 cm in box 31 x 43 x 9 cm
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|N7433.4 .H63 M38 2015 FF||In-library use|
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Matisse remembers the river : the river remembers Matisse.
- Prospectus title: Matisse's fishing pole : Matisse remembers the river : a French-door scroll book.
- Book consists of a wooden frame on one side containing a scroll and covered with "french door" paintings by Matisse, with a blue cloth-covered board cover tied with black and white ribbon. The other side is a canvas painting. A paintbrush is attached to the top of the wooden frame. The book is contained in a box with an easel to be used for display, and tools for assembling the easel. The box is brown cloth with a leather handle, designed to look like one in which fishing gear might be stored.
- "Matisse's Fishing Pole has been made as a limited edition of fourteen copies in the summer and fall of 2014. Images of Matisse's paintings have been divided in half and reproduced as high resolution digital prints on French door signatures. The signatures have been attached to the back of a canvas and overlap a scroll photograph from the bathing area at Trèsbas, a small town in the Languedoc region of France. The French door paintings by Matisse can be opened in half sections and compared with actual bathers at Trèsbas. A monotype by Charles Hobson has been reproduced as a digital image and mounted on the face of the canvas and painted with acrylic paint and varnish. The design of the book anticipates that it can be displayed on the easel contained in the carrying case and alternatively turned from scroll side to painting side. The text, imagining Matisse's relationship with the river and his bathers, has been written by Charles Hobson. The board covers on the book were made by John DeMerritt, Emeryville, California. The book structure was designed by Charles Hobson who assembled the edition with the assistance of Alice Shaw."--Colophon.
- The Matisse paintings which have been reproduced here are Bathers with a turtle, and Bathers by a river.
- Action note
- Cons. Trans. #4938.
- Special Collections & University Archives copy 1: No. 3/14, signed by the artist. With prospectus laid in.
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