Lawsuit Over Matisse Cut-Outs Filed in Paris

October 2nd, 2017

A pair of missing Henri Matisse cut-outs valued at $4.5 million sit at the center of a claim in France, with the artist’s heirs claiming the works disappeared while in storage and showed up at a sale at Sotheby’s in 2008. The lawsuit was filed “out of respect for the artist, because many were never intended for commercial sale, and finally for the integrity of the art market,” according to the artist’s great-grandson, Georges Matisse.Read more at Art Newspaper