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ROBERTO SEBASTIAN MATTA (1911-2002)
ROBERTO SEBASTIAN MATTA (1911-2002)

SACCO ALATO, 1971

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ROBERTO SEBASTIAN MATTA (1911-2002)
SACCO ALATO, 1971
produced by Dino Gavina in an edition of ten with one artist's proof, for the Ultramobile Collection by Simon International, patinated bronze lost wax casting of modified found object, upholstery
27½ in. (70 cm.) high; 44½ in. (113 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist, thence by descent

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Lot Essay

Conceived by the Chilean artist Roberto Sebastian Matta, Margarita and Sacco Alato were to be key inclusions in Dino Gavina's 1971 influential 'Ultramobile' project. With numerous collaborators, the collection playfully subverted the interpretation of everyday objects by enhancing their scale and converting their medium, which in the case of these works were adaptations of found objects - an oil barrel and a sandbag - that Matta had observed discarded in a foundry, to deliver monumental totems that celebrated the poetics of surrealism.

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