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Artsy x Rago/Wright

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This print is A.P. (artist proof) 26 of 35, outside the edition of 125

Condition Report: Deckled irregular edges, inherent to the handmade paper. Unframed.

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Signed and numbered in marker
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Nordstamp

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 evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal "inscapes" early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colors populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying confusion and angst. Additionally, Matta's style and willing exploration of the Surrealist philosophy of "automatic composition" heavily influenced the development of the Abstract Expressionist school’s exploration of Action painting.

High auction record
$5.0m, Christie's, 2012
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, MALBA
Selected exhibitions
2017
Roberto Matta: 1940s - 1960sRobilant + Voena
Roberto Matta: on the edge of a dreamRobilant + Voena
2015
Surrealism: The Conjured LifeMCA Chicago
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The Eld of the World, 2002

Carborundum etching printed in colors, with hand-coloring in pastel and gouache on Hand-Made Paper
48 × 41 in
121.9 × 104.1 cm
Edition of 125 + 35AP
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ARW
Artsy x Rago/Wright

This work is sold by a professional seller and ships from Long Island City, New York, United States.

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered in marker
Publisher
Nordstamp

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 evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal "inscapes" early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colors populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying confusion and angst. Additionally, Matta's style and willing exploration of the Surrealist philosophy of "automatic composition" heavily influenced the development of the Abstract Expressionist school’s exploration of Action painting.

High auction record
$5.0m, Christie's, 2012
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, MALBA
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Roberto Matta
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