Original Poster

Original poster, colored serigraph on paper. Signed on plate on the lower center. Good conditions, except for some foxing and stains on the left margin.

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (Santiago, Chile, 1911 - Civitavecchia, Italy, 2002) After studying architecture, in 1934 Roberto Sebastian Matta moved to Paris, where he worked with Le Corbusier and came into contact with intellectuals like Rafael Alberti and Federico García Lorca. Moving to Rome in 1949, Matta became an important link between Abstract Expressionism and the newly-born Italian Abstractionism.

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Artist Sebastián Matta
Typology Original Prints
Technique Serigraph
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Dimensions (cm) 99.5 x 69.8
Subject Fantastic, Satire

Original poster, colored serigraph on paper. Signed on plate on the lower center.

Good conditions, except for some foxing and stains on the left margin.

Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (Santiago, Chile, 1911 - Civitavecchia, Italy, 2002)

After studying architecture, in 1934 Roberto Sebastian Matta moved to Paris, where he worked with Le Corbusier and came into contact with intellectuals such as Rafael Alberti and Federico García Lorca. Here, he also met André Breton and Salvador Dalí, and adhered to the Surrealist movement, elaborating a painting style focused on psychological morphologies. In 1944, Breton wrote: "Matta is the one who most faithfully keeps his star, which is perhaps on the best path to reach the supreme secret: the control of fire". An extremely dynamic Chilean artist, who met Alvar Aalto in Scandinavia, Henry Moore, Roland Penrose and René Magritte in London, and de Chirico in Venice. At the beginning of WWII, he escaped to New York with many fellow Surrealists. There, he exerted a decisive influence on the new leverage of artists such as Jackson Pollock and Arshile Gorky. He was eventually removed from the Surrealist group (though re-admitted at a later time), accused of causing indirectly Gorky's suicide, due to his love affair with the Armenian painter's wife. Moving to Rome in 1949, Matta became an important link between Abstract Expressionism and the newly-born Italian Abstractionism.

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