Francisco Matto (Uruguayan 1911-1995)
Francisco Matto (Uruguayan 1911-1995)

Grafismo "Amor"

Francisco Matto (Uruguayan 1911-1995)
Grafismo "Amor"
dated '53' (center right), titled 'AMOR' (lower right) and signed titled, and inscribed 'TALLER TORRES GARCÍIA, FRANCISCO MATTO VILARÓ, GRAFISMO, GRAL RONDERIS, 1388, MONTEVIDEO URUGUAY ' (on the reverse)
oil on board
35 x 30½ in. (89 x 77.7 cm.)
Painted in 1953.
Gift from the artist.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 18 May 1993, lot 172 (illustrated in color).
Private collection, Caracas.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Exhibition catalogue, Francisco Matto: Elemental Forms 1946-1993, oil and wood constructions, New York, Galería Ramis Barquet, 2005, p. 20-21 (illustrated in color).
São Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, I Bienal, 1953-1954.
Punta del Este, Ministerio de Instrucción Pública y Previsión Social, Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes, Exposición desde Blanes a nuestros Días, August 1961.
New York, Galería Ramis Barquet, Francisco Matto: Elemental Forms 1946-1993, Oil and Wood Constructions, November 2005 - January 2006.

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We are grateful to Mrs. Cecilia de Torres for her assistance in confirming the authenticity of this work.

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