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320

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED KINGDOM

Matta
LE TEMPÊTE
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
320

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED KINGDOM

Matta
LE TEMPÊTE
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Matta
1911 - 2002
LE TEMPÊTE
Signed Matta and indistinctly inscribed (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
55 1/2 by 58 1/4 in.
141 by 148 cm
Painted circa 1947-48.
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Provenance

Daniel Cordier, Paris
Galerie de Seine, Paris
Haakon Christensen, Oslo
Private Collection, United Kingdom (acquired from the above) 
Thence by descent

Exhibited

London, Institute of Contemporary Art, 1952
Paris, Galerie de Seine, Le Musée volé de Michel Lancelot, 1979, n.n.

Catalogue Note

"Matta defines his concept of time as a “spatial opera”. The collective and individual psyche experiences an explosion, where there is not just movement but also metamorphosis and landscapes full of sound and energy. These are implosive centrifugal voyages conceived by Matta as emotional processes of awareness-raising. Exuberant landscapes blow the physical world up in a chaos of energy, in an anarchic and irreverent uprising against the orders of Euclidian space. Matta’s abstraction is tactile and erotic, seeing the oneiric universe of the unconscious not as a refuge from mechanized alienating reality, but as a potential intensification of the real in new inhabitable spaces."  Matta (1960-70) Humanized Architecture, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2013

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