Important American and European Paintings — June 12, 2012 Auction Results

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Lot 66

66: Roberto Anotonio (Echaurren) Matta (Chilean, 1911-2
66: Roberto Anotonio (Echaurren) Matta (Chilean, 1911-2
66: Roberto Anotonio (Echaurren) Matta (Chilean, 1911-2
66: Roberto Anotonio (Echaurren) Matta (Chilean, 1911-2
66: Roberto Anotonio (Echaurren) Matta (Chilean, 1911-2

Roberto Anotonio (Echaurren) Matta (Chilean, 1911-2

Roberto Anotonio (Echaurren) Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002)

Topologie de I’illusion, 1990
Signed lower right
Signed again, inscribed with title verso
Acrylic on canvas 74 1/2 x 82 3/4 inches

Please Note: A certificate of authenticity is in process with Germana Matta Ferrari and will be delivered to the successful bidder. We guarantee this work as being by the artist.

Provenance: Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, circa 1991

Other Notes: Matta left Chile as a young man, for Paris to study, New York to work and Rome to live his mature years. He did not like to be thought of as a “Latin American” artist. He was one of the few Surrealist artists to take on political, social, and spiritual themes directly and without abandoning the biomorphic mutations for which he was known. His most characteristic works border on abstraction and evoke fantastic subjective landscapes. This work Topologie de Illusion from 1990 has an otherworldly fantastic aura which is the hallmark of his work.

Estimate: $50,000-100,000

Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, circa 1991
Purchased from the above by the present owner

Price Realized: $99,200