Lot 25
  • 25

Francisco Matto (1911-1995)

10,000 - 15,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Francisco Matto
  • Constructivo azul
  • Oil on cardboard
  • Unframed: 20 1/2 by 17 in.; 52.1 by 43.2 cm
  • Framed: 27 by 23 1/2 in.; 68.6 by 59.7 cm
  • Painted in 1957.
signed lower right, also dated "57" upper left;
oil on cardboard


Acquired from the artist


This work is in good condition, taking its age into account. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. The extreme edges of the cardboard sheet present light wear. In the upper center edge, a vertical tear to the board is present measuring one and one-half inches in length. At the extreme left center edge, a horizontal indentation to the board is present measuring one-half inch in length. Four faint horizontal crease marks measuring approximately two inches in length are present at the center edges of the board, three on the left and one on the right side.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.