Blue, gray, and pink paint are now all available for sale at Matisse paintings in New York City.
The paintings, which are inspired by artists like Salvador Dali, have been a favorite of many of the artist’s many fans for over 40 years.
Now, a new exhibition at the gallery is bringing back the original paintings for the first time since 2004.
The new exhibition, entitled Paintings of the World: A Celebration of Matisse, will be on view through November 19 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The paintings were sold off to fund Matisse Museum in New Orleans, but the collection is now being transferred to the New York gallery, which will house them in a permanent exhibition.
The move comes just a year after the paintings were moved from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to the Whitney.
The New York exhibition will feature works by artists such as Richard Serra, who has been featured in Matisse portraits, and Salvador Dallaire, the artist who inspired the painting of the same name.
“The paintings that we’re bringing to New York are the ones that inspired me the most when I was growing up in Los Angeles,” Matisse said in a statement.
“They’re the ones I’ve been working on most closely for the past 40 years.”
The paintings were originally sold in the 1960s and 70s at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
The collection has since been sold off several times, but it’s the one in New Yorker art critic David Remnick’s book, The Art of Matiss, that’s the focus of this exhibition.
“We’re bringing back these paintings as a tribute to Matisse and his work,” said Matisse museum director J.D. Gans.
“The paintings in this collection were made by Matisse himself, and in the past decade he has done many, many more paintings.
The reason we’re doing this now is to commemorate the artist.
We want to make sure that this collection is still as powerful as Matisse was.”
The new exhibit will feature Matisse as well as his own paintings.