• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12166

    Latin American Art

    25 - 26 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    Matta (1911-2002)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Matta (1911-2002)
    Untitled
    signed 'Matta' (on the verso)
    ink and colored pencils on paper
    12 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. (31.1 x 47.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1938.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Germana Matta Ferrari and dated 1 April 2016.

    Provenance

    Niveau Gallery, New York.
    Galerie Daniel Malingue, Paris.
    Private collection.
    Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Surrealism, Tokyo, Isetan Gallery, 1983, no. 85 (illustrated and titled Landscape and dated 1939).
    Exhibition catalogue, Matta, Dessins 1937-1989, Nimes, Galerie des Arènes, 1990, p. 18 (illustrated in color).
    Exhibition catalogue, 20 Masters of the 20th Century, New York, Elkon Gallery, 1999, no. 7 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Tokyo, Isetan Gallery, Surrealism, 22 February-2 March, 1983, no. 85.
    Bochum, Germany, Museum Bochum, Matta Zeichnungen 1937-1988, 11 June-31 July 1988, no. 19.
    Nimes, Galerie des Arènes, Matta, Dessins 1937-1989, 6 October-2 December, 1990.
    New York, Elkon Gallery, 20 Masters of the 20th Century, 13 October-30 November, 1999, no. 7.