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Metamorphosis (Bewitchment)

Artist:
Manuel Rivera (Spanish, 1927–1995)
Date:
1961
Medium:
Painted steel wire mesh and steel wire attached to aluminum frame
Dimensions:
45 5/8 x 31 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (115.9 x 81 x 6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.123
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right, inside frame): M Rivera—; signed, dated, and inscribed (on back of frame, along top): MANUEL RIVERA – "METAMORFOSIS" (HECHIZO) – 1961
Pierre Matisse, New York (1961–d. 1989; acquired in October 1961 from the artist; stock no. 4548); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

Magdalena Dabrowski in The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 130–31, 165–66, ill. (color).



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