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Roberto Matta

Prince of Blood (triptych)

Property from an Important Private American Collection | Provenant d’une Importante Collection Particulière Américaine

Roberto Matta

Roberto Matta

Prince of Blood (triptych)

Prince of Blood (triptych)

Property from an Important Private American Collection

Roberto Matta

1911 - 2002

Prince of Blood (triptych)


signed Matta (on the reverse of each canvas); inscribed Amagansett (on the reverse of the right canvas)

oil on canvas

left canvas: 76,2 x 35,5 cm; 30 x 14 in.; centre canvas: 76,2 x 91,4 cm; 30 x 36 in.; right canvas: 76,2 x 55,8 cm; 30 x 22 in. overall : 76,2 x 184 cm; 30 x 72 ½ in.

Painted circa 1943.


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

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Provenant d’une Importante Collection Particulière Américaine

Roberto Matta

1911 - 2002

Prince of Blood (triptyque)


signé Matta (au dos de chaque toile); inscrit Amagansett (au dos de la toile de droite)

huile sur toile

toile de gauche: 76,2 x 35,5 cm; 30 x 14 in.; toile centrale: 76,2 x 91,4 cm; 30 x 36 in.; toile de droite: 76,2 x 55,8 cm; 30 x 22 in. ensemble : 76,2 x 184 cm; 30 x 72 ½ in.

Peint vers 1943.


Cette œuvre est accompagnée d'un certificat d'authenticité signé par Madame Germana Matta Ferrari.

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Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (no. St-1470)

Acquavella Modern Art, Reno, Nevada (no. 1607L)

Private collection (acquired from the above circa 1989 and sold: Christie's, London, June 23, 2009, lot 42)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (no. St-1470)

Acquavella Modern Art, Reno, Nevada (no. 1607L)

Collection particulière (acquis auprès du précédent vers 1989 et vendu: Christie's, Londres, 23 juin 2009, lot 42)

Acquis lors de cette vente par le propriétaire actuel

VVV, David Hare (ed.), New York, February 1944, no. 4, illustrated

Germana Ferrari, Matta, Entretiens morphologiques, Notebook no. 1 1936-1944, London, 1987, illustrated p. 178

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VVV, David Hare (éd.), New York, février 1944, no. 4, reproduit

Germana Ferrari, Matta, Entretiens morphologiques, Notebook no. 1 1936-1944, Londres, 1987, reproduit p. 178

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1944

New York, The Museum of Modern Art (& travelling to Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Caracas, Lima, Santiago, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Mexico City), Surrealism, 1971-73

Cleveland, Museum of Art, The Spirit of Surrealism, 1979, no. 80, illustrated in the catalogue p. 133

Waltham, Massachusetts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Matta: The First Decade, 1982, no. 35, illustrated in the catalogue p. 62

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Matta, 1985, no. 38, illustrated in the catalogue p. 116

Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers, Diego Rivera, Joaquín Torres-García, Wifredo Lam, Matta, 1992, no. 87, illustrated in the catalogue p. 266

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New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1944

New York, The Museum of Modern Art (puis exposition itinérante à Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Caracas, Lima, Santiago, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne et Mexico City), Surrealism, 1971-73

Cleveland, Museum of Art, The Spirit of Surrealism, 1979, no. 80, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 133

Waltham, Massachusetts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Matta: The First Decade, 1982, no. 35, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 62

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Matta, 1985, no. 38, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 116

Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers, Diego Rivera, Joaquín Torres-García, Wifredo Lam, Matta, 1992, no. 87, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 266