Lot 12
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ROBERTO MATTA | Nuit frontière

150,000 - 200,000 EUR
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  • Roberto Matta
  • Nuit frontière
  • signed and dated 39
  • colour pencil, pastel and pencil on paper
  • 34 x 50,3 cm; 13 3/8 x 19 3/4 in.
  • Executed in 1939.


Galerie de France, Paris
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, Latin American Art, 2 May 1990, lot 39
Natalie Seroussi, Paris


Nîmes, Carré d'Art, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Nîmes, Matta, dessins 1937-1989, 1990

Catalogue Note

"I discovered with surprise […] his fascinating drawings made with coloured pencils, absolutely extraordinary landscapes, people with distorted nudes, strange architectures and vegetation […] when I left the room I was another man." Gordon Onslow-Ford, Towards a New Subject in Painting, 1948

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Madame Germana Matta Ferrari.