Lot Details

Sheet: 26 x 20" (66 x 50.8 cm)
Frame: 28 1/2 x 22 1/2" (72.4 x 57.2 cm)

This print reveals the artist’s unique style informed by the unconscious automatism of his Surrealist background and biomorphic figuration. In many of these works, Matta compositionally fuses organic and non-organic forms to show the creative-destructive cycle of the human-machine interface and specifically, war. Matta wanted to “make the invisible visible” by suppressing the conscious mind and allowing a subconscious reality to surface – in many cases this includes eroticized scenes of abjection and horror.

A Chilean-born artist who worked with many of the leading avant-garde artists – Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy – Matta is widely considered to be one of the most important Latin American artists of the 20th century. Matta has been honored with a number of major surveys of his work including shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1955), and in Stockholm (1958), Bologna (1963), Mexico City (1964), Berlin (1970), Paris (1971), London (1977) and Tokyo (1986).

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Catalogue Raisonné: Matta Index dell 'Opera Grafica dal 1969 al 1980 #291
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  • Private collection, U.S.A.
  • Ships From: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 20 in. (66.04 x 50.8 cm.)
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