Lot 111
  • 111

Roberto Matta

150,000 - 200,000 USD
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  • Roberto Matta
  • Untitled 
  • oil on canvas 
  • 43 3/8 by 57 1/4 in. 110.2 by 145.4 cm.
  • Executed circa 1952.


PaceWildenstein, New York 
Acquired from the above by the present owner 


PaceWildenstein, New York, Matta: Five Decades of Painting, January - February 2009, p. 24, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Matta was consistent in his regard that art was not an end in itself, but the catalyst towards seeing. 'A picture is not a canvas on a wall,' he explained, 'it is the impact that hits the bull's-eye of your mind.'"

Miranda Lash, "Boxed In: Imagining the Unseen in Roberto Matta's Cube Constructions," in Thomas Crow, Francesco Pellizzi and Richard Taws, Eds., Anthropology and Aesthetics, New York 2010, p. 269