• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)

    Crucisphere

    Price Realised  

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)
    Crucisphere
    titled and signed 'Crucisphere, Matta' and inscribed 'Right Away' (along the back stretcher bar)
    oil on canvas
    50 x 69 in. (127 x 175.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1948.


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    This work is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by Germana Matta Ferrari and dated 24 September 2009.

    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Matta, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1957, p. 30, no. 22 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Matta, Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, 1991, no. 32 (illustrated). Exhibition catalogue, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, 1994, no. 32 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Beverly Hills, Copley Galleries, 19 October 1948.
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Matta, 10 September- 20 October 1957, no. 22. This exhibition later traveled to Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 15 November- 30 December 1957 and Boston, The Institute of Contemporary Art, 18 January- 2 March 1958.
    Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, Matta, September 1991- February 1992, no. 32.
    Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, April- June 1994, no. 32.