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Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911–2002)
LOT ID: 75193
Evilliante, 1995

Etching / Engraving, Carborundum, with collage and hand coloring in pastel
25 х 19.5 in. (63.5 x 49.53 cm.)
Signed, and numbered by hand lower right on recto.
Print/Casting Year 1995
Edition 95/99
Foundry/Publisher Nordstamp Fine Art, pub.
Lot description
Roberto Matta (1911-2002) was a Chilean painter and sculptor. Originally trained as an architect, he fled from Europe to New York in 1939. Along with other artists including Max Ernst, Matta played a significant role in the Surrealist presence. He was of influential importance in encouraging Jackson Pollock and several others to expand their techniques to include automatism. This undoubtedly served as the prelude to the revered Abstract Expressionism of Pollock and to the distinctive last phase of Arshile Gorky. Matta himself created many paintings bordering on abstraction although his works all maintain a Surrealist tonality.

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Haifa Museum (Haifa, Israel)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Muzeum Sztuki (Lodz, Poland)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Evilliante by Roberto Matta
  • Evilliante by Roberto Matta
  • Evilliante by Roberto Matta
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