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Roberto Matta
1911 - 2002
SANS TITRE
signed matta (lower right)
coloured pencils on paper
49,5 x 64,5 cm; 19 1/2 x 25 3/8 in.
Executed in 1937.
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Provenance

Anne Alpert, New York
Paul Haïm, Paris
Galerie Malingue, Paris (acquired from the above)
Private collection, Europe (acquired from the above)
Private collection, France (acquired in 2005)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Bochum, Museum Bochum, Matta, Zeichnungen 1937-1988, 1988, listed no. 5
Paris, Galerie de France, Matta, dessins 1936-1989, 1990, no. 6 illustrated in the catalogue np.
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung; Vienna, Kunsthaus, Matta, 1991-92, no. 52, illustrated in the catalogue np.
Beverly Hills, Latin American Masters; Mexico, Galería López Quiroga, Roberto Matta, Paintings and Drawings 1937-1959, 1997, no. 1, illustrated in the catalogue
Barcelona, Fundació Caixa Catalunya & Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Matta, 1999, illustrated in the catalogue p. 56
Paris, Galerie Malingue, Matta 1936-1944, Début d'un nouveau monde, 2004, illustrated in the catalogue p. 60/61

Literature

Germana Ferrari, Matta, Entretiens morphologiques, Notebook no. 1 1936-1944, London, 1987, illustrated p. 50

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, about his first meeting with Matta in 1937 (in Towards a New Subject in Painting, 1948)

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