• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)

    L'Impensable (Grand personnage)

    Price Realised  

    Matta (Chilean 1911-2002)
    L'Impensable (Grand personnage)
    signed and numbered '4/6 Matta' and stamped with foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur--Paris' (on the base)
    bronze
    74 x 37 x 29 in. (188 x 94 x 74 cm.)
    Executed in 1959-1960.
    Edition four of six.


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    Provenance

    Gimpel Fils Gallery, Ltd., London.
    Dr. and Mrs. John A. Cook, New York (1974).
    Sotheby's, New York, 24 May 2005, lot 11 (illustrated in color).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Galerie du Dragon, Paris, Sculpture de Matta, 1960 (another cast illustrated).
    Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, The Sculpture of Matta, 1964 (another cast illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Matta: A Totemic World, New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, 1975 (another cast illustrated).
    Exhibition catalogue, Matta, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, 1985 (another cast illustrated).


    Exhibited

    San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Transmission: The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark, 19 August- 12 November 2006.