• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)

    Horror is not Truth

    Price Realised  

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)
    Horror is not Truth
    oil on canvas
    35 x 29 in. (89 x 73.6 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, Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, 1991, p. 63, no. 29 (illustrated in color).
    Exhibition catalogue, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, 1994, no. 29 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, 18 May- 6 June 1948.
    Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, Matta, September 1991- February 1992, p. 63, no. 29.
    Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, April-June 1994, no. 29.