Roberto Matta

Chilean, 1911–2002

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Like Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931), Crucifiction (1938) by Chilean painter Roberto Matta is considered a Surrealist masterpiece. Indeed, Matta was heavily influenced by Dalí and Yves Tanguy, and became an important figure in the …

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$5.0m, Christie's, 2012
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Vénus de Vénus, 1972
Sold on Jul 1, 2021
£37,500
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Painting
oil on canvas
65.0 x 81.0 cm
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£37,500
Auction Sale
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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ROBERTO MATTA (1911-2002) signed 'Matta' (lower right) oil on canvas 32 x 25 5/8 in. (81 x 65 cm.) Painted circa 1972
Vénus de Vénus, 1972
oil on canvas
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
£37,500
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Painting
65.0 x 81.0 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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£37,500
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ROBERTO MATTA (1911-2002) signed 'Matta' (lower right) oil on canvas 32 x 25 5/8 in. (81 x 65 cm.) Painted circa 1972
LA CHEVAUCHEE, 1950
Sold on Jun 28, 2021
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Work on Paper
Pastel on paper
76.8 x 46.0 cm
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Jun 28, 2021
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Pastel on paper h: 46 w: 76.80 cm
LA CHEVAUCHEE, 1950
Pastel on paper
Jun 28, 2021
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76.8 x 46.0 cm
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Jun 28, 2021
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Pastel on paper h: 46 w: 76.80 cm
Sans titre, 1973
Sold on Jun 11, 2021
€95,000
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Oil on canvas
212.0 x 157.0 cm
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€95,000
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Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
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Oil painting on canvas cm. 157x212 Monogram of the artist in the lower right corner. Written on the reverse on the canvas: Le / enchant / de / verde. History Studio Matta, Tarquinia; Galleria dell'Oca, Rome; Borghese Gallery, Rome; Private collection, Florence; Private collection Certificate with photo Archives de l'Oeuvre de Matta dated 2 April 2015.
Sans titre, 1973
Oil on canvas
Jun 11, 2021
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€95,000
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Painting
212.0 x 157.0 cm
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Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
Realized Price
€95,000
Description
Oil painting on canvas cm. 157x212 Monogram of the artist in the lower right corner. Written on the reverse on the canvas: Le / enchant / de / verde. History Studio Matta, Tarquinia; Galleria dell'Oca, Rome; Borghese Gallery, Rome; Private collection, Florence; Private collection Certificate with photo Archives de l'Oeuvre de Matta dated 2 April 2015.
Julio, 1957
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€13,000
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Work on Paper
Colored pencils and graphite on paper
65.4 x 50.4 cm
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€13,000
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Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
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Colored pencils and graphite on paper cm. 50.4x65.4 Title, date and monogram lower right: Julio 57 Matta. Certificate with photo Archives de l'oeuvre de Matta, edited by Germana Matta Ferrari, 31 October 1999, with n. D57 / 66.
Julio, 1957
Colored pencils and graphite on paper
Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
€13,000
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Work on Paper
65.4 x 50.4 cm
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Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
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€13,000
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Colored pencils and graphite on paper cm. 50.4x65.4 Title, date and monogram lower right: Julio 57 Matta. Certificate with photo Archives de l'oeuvre de Matta, edited by Germana Matta Ferrari, 31 October 1999, with n. D57 / 66.
Sin titulo
Sold on Jun 7, 2021
$630
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Etching and aquatint printed in colors on wove paper
31.75 x 40.64 cm
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$630
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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Sold Without Reserve Signed with the artist's monogram in pencil and numbered 72/100 Etching and aquatint printed in colors on wove paper Plate: 16 by 12 ½ in. (40.6 by 31.7 cm) Sheet: 26 ½ by 20 ½ in. (67.3 by 52.1 cm) Framed: 32 ¾ by 26 ¼ in. (83.2 by 66.7 cm)
Sin titulo
Etching and aquatint printed in colors on wove paper
Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
$630
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31.75 x 40.64 cm
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Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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$630
Description
Sold Without Reserve Signed with the artist's monogram in pencil and numbered 72/100 Etching and aquatint printed in colors on wove paper Plate: 16 by 12 ½ in. (40.6 by 31.7 cm) Sheet: 26 ½ by 20 ½ in. (67.3 by 52.1 cm) Framed: 32 ¾ by 26 ¼ in. (83.2 by 66.7 cm)
Centre Noeuds (Centre Knots) (Sabatier p.393), 1974
Sold on May 26, 2021
$5,100
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10 etchings and aquatints in colors on Arches paper
26.7 x 35.2 cm
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$5,100
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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1974 The complete set of 10 etchings and aquatints in colors on Arches paper, each signed in pencil and numbered 38/125 (there were also 30 hors commerce), co-published by Editions Alexander Kahan, New York and Éditions Georges Visat, Paris, with full margins, in paper portfolio cover as issued. (10 works) each 13 7/8 x 10 1/2in (35.2 x 26.7cm) each sheet 23 7/8 x 17 1/2in (60.6 x 44.5cm)
Centre Noeuds (Centre Knots) (Sabatier p.393), 1974
10 etchings and aquatints in colors on Arches paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$5,100
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26.7 x 35.2 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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$5,100
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1974 The complete set of 10 etchings and aquatints in colors on Arches paper, each signed in pencil and numbered 38/125 (there were also 30 hors commerce), co-published by Editions Alexander Kahan, New York and Éditions Georges Visat, Paris, with full margins, in paper portfolio cover as issued. (10 works) each 13 7/8 x 10 1/2in (35.2 x 26.7cm) each sheet 23 7/8 x 17 1/2in (60.6 x 44.5cm)
Balcon sur Rohan
Sold on May 25, 2021
€100,800
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oil on canvas
146.0 x 114.0 cm
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€100,800
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May 25, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
huile sur toile 114 x 146 cm ; 44⅞x 57½in.
Balcon sur Rohan
oil on canvas
May 25, 2021
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€100,800
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146.0 x 114.0 cm
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May 25, 2021
Sotheby's
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€100,800
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huile sur toile 114 x 146 cm ; 44⅞x 57½in.
Untitled, 1966
Sold on May 19, 2021
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oil on canvas
149.9 x 115.1 cm
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May 19, 2021
Christie's
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Matta (1911-2002) signed 'Matta' (lower right) oil on cavnas 45 3/8 x 59 in. (115.1 x 149.9 cm.) Painted circa 1966-67.
Untitled, 1966
oil on canvas
May 19, 2021
Christie's
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149.9 x 115.1 cm
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May 19, 2021
Christie's
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Matta (1911-2002) signed 'Matta' (lower right) oil on cavnas 45 3/8 x 59 in. (115.1 x 149.9 cm.) Painted circa 1966-67.
Syllable of Spring
Sold on Apr 30, 2021
$152,500
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Oil on canvas
146.7 x 95.3 cm
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$152,500
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Oil on canvas 37 ½ by 57 ¾ in. (95.3 by 146.7 cm) Framed: 39 by 59 ¼ in. (99 by 150.5 cm)
Syllable of Spring
Oil on canvas
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
$152,500
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146.7 x 95.3 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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$152,500
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Oil on canvas 37 ½ by 57 ¾ in. (95.3 by 146.7 cm) Framed: 39 by 59 ¼ in. (99 by 150.5 cm)
Tendre mie, 1955
Sold on Apr 30, 2021
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Oil on canvas
95.3 x 128.3 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Signed Matta, titled and dated 1955 (on the reverse) Oil on canvas 50 ½ by 37 ½ in. (128.3 by 95.3 cm) Framed: 56 ¾ by 43 ¾ in. (144.1 by 111.1 cm) Painted in 1955.
Tendre mie, 1955
Oil on canvas
Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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95.3 x 128.3 cm
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Apr 30, 2021
Sotheby's
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Signed Matta, titled and dated 1955 (on the reverse) Oil on canvas 50 ½ by 37 ½ in. (128.3 by 95.3 cm) Framed: 56 ¾ by 43 ¾ in. (144.1 by 111.1 cm) Painted in 1955.