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Untitled

Artist:
Roberto Matta (Chilean, Santiago 1911–2002 Civitavecchia, Italy)
Date:
1937
Medium:
Wax crayon, brush and pen and ink, and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (24.1 x 31.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.51
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): Matta/ Au prince/ 37
probably the artist's wife, Patricia O'Connell Kane, later Mrs. Pierre Matisse (until d. 1972; probably to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (probably 1972–d. 1989); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. "Matta," October 3–December 16, 1985, no. 5.

Rome. Palazzo Venezia. "Italia Matta/Matta in Italia," March 17–April 24, 1988, no. 1 (drawings section).

Museum Bochum. "Matta: Zeichnungen 1937–1988," June 11–July 31, 1988, no. 2.

Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, no. 45.

Madrid. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. "Encounters with the 1930s," October 2, 2012–January 7, 2013, unnumbered cat. (p. 112; as Untitled "Au prince").

Martica Sawin. "Prolegomena to a Study of Matta." Arts Magazine 60 (December 1985), p. 32, ill.

[Roberto Matta]. Entretiens morphologiques. Notebook No. 1, 1936–1944. Ed. G[ermana]. Ferrari. London, 1987, pp. 261–62, ill. p. 41.

Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 119–20, 164, ill. (color).



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