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    Sale 12166

    Latin American Art

    25 - 26 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 100

    Matta (1911-2002)

    Untitled

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Matta (1911-2002)
    Untitled
    signed 'Matta' (lower left)
    oil stick on beaver board
    48 x 96 in. (121.9 x 243.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1966.


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    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Germana Matta Ferrari and dated 16 March 1991 and is registered in the archives under number 66/5.

    In 1966 Matta traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the opening of his show at the Walker Art Center. While there, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design hosted Matta for a period of discussions and collaborations with students and faculty. It was at this time that he produced a series of lithographs for the college and also experimented with new media such as oil stick, which he used to create the present work, executed on fiberboard or "beaver board."

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, SOLD TO BENEFIT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS