• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)

    Isthmus of Panama

    Price Realised  

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)
    Isthmus of Panama
    graphite and color pencil on paper
    10½ x 15 in. (27 x 38 cm.)
    Executed in 1935.


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    Provenance

    Gift from the artist to Lillian Lorca de Tagle, Austin.
    Elrick-Manley Fine Art, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    V. Fletcher, Crosscurents of Modernism, Four Latin American Pioneers: Diego Rivera, Joaquúin Torres-García, Wifredo Lam, Matta, Washington D.C., The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992, p. 235 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Surrealism, Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, 2000 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Houston, Parkerson Gallery, Roberto Matta Echauren: A Vignette, Paintings, Drawings and Memorabilia from the Early 30's, 23 March- 27 May 1991.
    Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Surrealism, 29 September 2000- 14 January 2001.