• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)

    Sketch-Etude au temps du "Le forçat de la lumière"

    Price Realised  

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)
    Sketch-Etude au temps du "Le forçat de la lumière"
    signed and dated 'oui est moi, Matta, NY 1942' and inscribed 'sketch-study, au temps du "le forçat de la lumière" (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 25 in. (50.8 x 63.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1942.


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

    Provenance

    Leo Robinson, New York.
    James Thrall Soby collection, New York.
    Alexander Iolas, New York.
    Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
    Acquavella Gallery, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    G. Ferrari, ed., Matta, Entretiens morphologiques - Notebook No. 1, 1936-1944, London, 1987, p. 240 (illustrated in color).
    Exhibition catalogue, Matta, Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, 1991, no. 5 (illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, 1994, no. 5 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung and Vienna, Kunsthaus, Matta, September 1991- February 1992, no. 5.
    Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Masson et Matta. Les Deux Univers, April-June 1994, no. 5.