323
323
Matta
GEYSER DE LA MÉMOIRE
Estimate
175,000225,000
JUMP TO LOT
323
Matta
GEYSER DE LA MÉMOIRE
Estimate
175,000225,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

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Matta
1911 - 2002
GEYSER DE LA MÉMOIRE

Provenance

Acquired by the present owner in 2012

Catalogue Note

"Throughout the canvases Matta painted over the fifty-plus years of his post-New York career, certain visual ideas appear repeatedly. He evokes an endless, shifting space that conveys a palpable level of movement throughout the field. He manipulates pigments so that, both in color and in the means of application, they conjure up vaporous, unearthly spaces, the metallic shine of a machine piece, or the excessive brilliance and tone sickened by technological disaster. He conveys themes of mythological significance, futuristic warfare, and tales of phantasmic creatures undersea, in the universe of unknown worlds. Finally, although many of his paintings are incomprehensible in precise terms, the created effect imparts a blending of the conscious and unconscious, the literal and the imaginary, that rarely fails to unsettle the viewer." 

-Mary Schneider Enríquez, "Roberto Matta: International Provocateur," in Matta: Making the Invisible Visible (exhibition catalogue), Chicago, 1994, p. 37-38

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

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New York