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    Sale 2173

    Latin American Sale

    28 - 29 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)

    Ciel Volant

    Price Realised  

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)
    Ciel Volant
    titled, signed and dated 'Ciel Volant, Matta, 57' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    44¾ x 57½ in. (113.6 x 146 cm.)
    Painted in 1957.


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    Provenance

    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
    Acquavella Gallery, New York.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Mme. Germana Matta Ferrari dated 11 May 2009.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, 1991, no. 33 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, 1994, no. 33 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, Matta, September 1991- February 1992, no. 33.
    Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, April-June 1994, no. 33.