Metamorphosis (Desire)

Artist:
Manuel Rivera (Spanish, 1927–1995)
Date:
1961
Medium:
Painted steel wire mesh and steel wire attached to aluminum frame
Dimensions:
39 1/4 x 28 1/2 x 2 3/8 in. (99.7 x 72.4 x 6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.124
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 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" (DESEO) 1961
Pierre Matisse, New York (1961–d. 1989; acquired in October 1961 from the artist; stock no. 4549); 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, 166, ill. (color).