Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts

A new exhibition at The Morgan, NYC explores Matisse's love (and meticulousness) for book design

In contrast to MoMA’s recently concluded exhibition of Henri Matisse’s cut-outs, The Morgan Library & Museum’s new “Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts” fills just one room and hones in on the French artist’s lesser-known passion for books. He loved the collaborative production between everyone involved (while maintaining that the artist should not be subservient to the author, but express kindred spirit and solidarity), …