Art World Abstracts: A Blockbuster Matisse Show, and More!

"Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" is now the most well-attended show in the history of the Tate Modern. All signs point to a bonanza for MoMA when the stateside edition opens there later this fall. Like, some serious lines. [The Telegraph]

Henri Matisse, The Snail, 1953 (Courtesy Tate Modern)
Henri Matisse, The Snail, 1953 (Courtesy Tate Modern)

“Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” is now the most well-attended show in the history of the Tate Modern. All signs point to a bonanza for MoMA when the stateside edition opens there later this fall. Like, some serious lines. [The Telegraph]

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Art World Abstracts: A Blockbuster Matisse Show, and More!