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By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: New-View from the New Success Suite Year: 1996 Medium: Carborundum Etching on Handmade Paper, signed and numbered in ink Edition: ...
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1990s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Handmade Paper, Etching

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H 48 in. W 38.5 in.
Les Venusiennes (II) from Fog Gog Magog Planche 3
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: Les Venusiennes (II) - Fog Ma Gog Planche 3 Year: 1971 Medium: Lithograph on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 47/100...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

La Dulce Aqua Vita
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: La Dulce Aqua Vita Year: 2002 Medium: Carborundum Etching on Hand-Made Paper, signed and numbered in marker Edition: 125, XXXV Pap...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Handmade Paper

Il Albero Giovanne
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: Il Albero Giovanne Year: 2002 Medium: Carborundum Etching on Hand-Made Paper, signed and numbered in marker Edition: 125, XXXV Pap...
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Early 2000s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Etching

La Source du Calme
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: La Source du Calme Year: 2002 Medium: Carborundum Etching on Hand-Made Paper, signed and numbered in marker Edition: 125, XXXV Pap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Etching

Untitled
By Roberto Matta
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Matta, Roberto Title: Untitled Series: The Obscure Arc of the Hours Date: 1975 Medium: Engraving Framed Dimensions: 33" x 40" Signature: Signed Edition: 33/33 ...
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20th Century Surrealist Prints and Multiples

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Color

Surrealist Gouache Drawing by Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Surrealist gouache drawing by Roberto Matta. Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren (November 11, 1911-November 23, 2002), better known as Roberto Matta, was one of Chile's bes...
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Vintage 1960s French Post-Modern Paintings

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Paper, Glass, Wood

  • Surrealist Gouache Drawing by Roberto Matta
  • Surrealist Gouache Drawing by Roberto Matta
  • Surrealist Gouache Drawing by Roberto Matta
  • Surrealist Gouache Drawing by Roberto Matta
H 20.75 in. W 26.75 in. D 1.5 in.
ROBERTO MATTA - Untitled (Architecture) 1969
By Roberto Matta
Located in Paris, FR
ROBERTO MATTA - Untitled (Architecture) Lithographie signée et numérotée sur 125 1969 Déchirure sur le haut de l’œuvre 75,5x56 490€
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1960s Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper

Los 5 Destacagados (Ferrari, 1249), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Los 5 Destacagados (Ferrari, 1249) Year: 1976 Edition: 75, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Japon paper Size: 30 x 22.25 inches Cond...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Untitled - Original Etching by Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Hand Signed. Colour etching and aquantint. Edition of 100 prints, numbered and hand signed. Excellent conditions.
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Late 20th Century Surrealist Nude Prints

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Etching

Centre Noeuds, Plate X (Sabatier 393), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Centre Noeuds, Plate X (Sabatier 393) Year: 1974 Edition: 125, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Arches paper Size: 23.87 x 17.75 inc...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Carnamont VI (Ferrari 250-255), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Carnamont VI (Ferrari 250-255) Year: 1979 Edition: 100, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Arches paper Size: 26 x 19.75 inches Condit...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Centre Noeuds, Plate I (Sabatier 393), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Centre Noeuds, Plate I (Sabatier 393) Year: 1974 Edition: 125, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Arches paper Size: 23.87 x 17.75 inc...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Centre Noeuds, Plate IX (Sabatier 393), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Centre Noeuds, Plate IX (Sabatier 393) Year: 1974 Edition: 125, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Arches paper Size: 23.87 x 17.75 in...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Centre Noeuds, Plate II (Sabatier 393), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Centre Noeuds, Plate II (Sabatier 393) Year: 1974 Edition: 125, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Arches paper Size: 23.87 x 17.75 in...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Centre Noeuds, Plate VIII (Sabatier 393), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Centre Noeuds, Plate VIII (Sabatier 393) Year: 1974 Edition: 125, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Arches paper Size: 23.87 x 17.75 ...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Centre Noeuds, Plate III (Sabatier 393), Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Title: Centre Noeuds, Plate III (Sabatier 393) Year: 1974 Edition: 125, plus proofs Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Arches paper Size: 23.87 x 17.75 i...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Malitte by Roberto Matta for Paradisoterrestre
By Roberto Matta, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Malitte is a seating system, an ever-changing composition of five polyurethane blocks covered in a slightly elastic fabric. A playful collection of colored interlocking organic sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Lounge Chairs

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Other

Roberto Matta Tri Color Sculptural Pendant Chandelier, Italy, 1960's
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
Elegant ceiling fixture by Roberto Matta for Arredoluce, each uplight is painted a different color around a brass frame. Rewired.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Espace de l'Espece, Surrealist Lithograph by Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
This lithograph was created by Chilean artist Roberto Matta. Matta creates new dimensions in a blend of organic and cosmic lifeforms in a biomorphic style. He was one of the first ar...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Carnamont IV, 1979 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Los 5 Destacagados, 1976 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Untitled - Oil on Canvas by Roberto Sebastian Matta - 1996
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled is an original oil on canvas realized by Roberto Sébastian Matta in 1996. It comes with a certificate of authenticity by Matta's son Pablo Echaurren Matta. Archived at th...
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1990s Surrealist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Untitled - Early Surrealist Pencil Drawing by Roberto Matta - 1950s
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Surrealist Drawing is an exceptional pencil drawing by the artist Roberto Sebastián Antonio Matta Echaurren, who signed on the lower right of the paper “Matta”. The artwork is in ver...
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1950s Surrealist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Centre Noeuds (Plate #2), 1974 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Aquatint

Centre Noeuds (Plate #9), 1974 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Centre Noeuds (Plate #3) 1974 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Centre Noeuds (Plate #1) 1974 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Portrait Prints

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Etching

"Malitte" Cushion System, Roberto Matta, Designed 1966
By Knoll, Roberto Matta
Located in Milan, IT
This exceptional design cushion system has been designed by Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002). Five pieces of seats, made of polyurethane foam with nylon upholstery once composed be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Foam

1975 Roberto Matta 'T'ou't se tient' Contemporary France Lithograph
By Roberto Matta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 12.25 x 9.5 inches ( 31.115 x 24.13 cm ) Image Size: 12.25 x 9.5 inches ( 31.115 x 24.13 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Addi...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Centre Noeuds (Plate #8),1974 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Magritta Armchair, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Sacile, PN
Magritta armchair by Roberto Sebastian Matta, Ultramobile collection. It is an iconic piece designed in honour of René Magritte. The black hat and green apple, which characterize Mag...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Polystyrene

  • Magritta Armchair, Roberto Matta
  • Magritta Armchair, Roberto Matta
  • Magritta Armchair, Roberto Matta
  • Magritta Armchair, Roberto Matta
H 25.2 in. W 33.08 in. D 36.23 in.
Bag with Wings - Original Bronze Sculpture by Roberto Matta - 1971
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Bronze armchair designed by Roberto Sebastian Matta. Produced by Dino Gavina in an edition of eight with one artist's proof, for the Ultramobile Collection by Simon International, p...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

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Bronze

Centre Noeuds (Plate #10) 1974 Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, Roberto Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Roberto Matta (1912-2002) Chilean-born French Surrealist/Abstract Expressionist Painter is without a doubt one of the most important 20th century Latin American artists, who along wi...
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1970s Surrealist Landscape Prints

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Etching

Roberto Matta for Arredoluce Adjustable Ceiling Fixture in Brass, Italy, 1950
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
Classic Arredoluce ceiling fixture in brass and lacquered aluminum, it can be adjusted up or down with a tensioning mechanism. 2 are available, price is for 1.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Ça Ira (It'll be fine) by Roberto Matta - Abstract Expressionist
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
This colorful color lithograph by Roberto Matta was printed at the Atelier Mourlot in Paris in 1976 and comes from an edition of 100 - from the series "Ca Ira" (it'll be fine) Ref. F...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Margarita Aluminum Edition by Roberto Matta for Paradisoterrestre
By Roberto Matta, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Limited edition of an iconic piece, a “functional work of art"" represents in an exemplary way the concept of Ultramobile, operation conceived by Dino Gavina in 1971 with the aim of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Margarita Bronze Edition by Roberto Matta for Paradisoterrestre
By Roberto Matta, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This “functional work of art” represents in an exemplary way the concept of Ultramobile, operation conceived by Dino Gavina in 1971 with the aim of adapting in a surprising way the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Sacco Alato Aluminum Edition by Roberto Matta for Paradisoterrestre
By ParadisoTerrestre, Roberto Matta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This “functional work of art” represents in an exemplary way the concept of Ultramobile, operation conceived by Dino Gavina in 1971 with the aim of adapting in a surprising way the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Sacco Alato Bronze Edition by Roberto Matta for Paradisoterrestre
By Roberto Matta, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Limited edition of an iconic piece, a “functional work of art” represents in an exemplary way the concept of Ultramobile, operation conceived by Dino Gavina in 1971 with the aim of a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Bronze

“Malitte” Seating System by Roberto Sebastián Matta, Italy 1966
By Gavina, Roberto Matta
Located in Chicago, IL
An organic, modular 5-piece collection of polyurethane foam shapes that function as a seating arrangement and also assemble into a sculptural block. Designed by Roberto Matta (Chilea...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sectional Sofas

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Foam, Fabric

Porol-Vua, Surreal Lithograph by Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: Porol-Vua Year: 1978 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 97/100 Image Size: 20 x 28.5 inches Size: 22...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Archery – Original Etching by R.S. Matta- 1977
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed. Edition of 100 prints. From the portfolio “Transesports” of 6 coloured etchings and aquatints on Japon Nacré paper. Printed by Georges Visat, Paris and published by Éd...
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1970s Contemporary More Prints

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Etching

MATTA - 10 EROTIC ETCHINGS - New School Portfolio
By Roberto Matta
Located in Santa Monica, CA
ROBERTO MATTA (Chilean 1911- 2002) NEW SCHOOL PORTFOLIO (1943-5) (Sabatier 1-7, 4 prints not recorded by Sabatier) Portfolio with complete set of 10 etchings plus the title page e...
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1940s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Inkjet, Etching

Tout se Tient - Original Lithograph by R.S. Matta - 1975
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
T'ou't se tient is an original print by the Chilean artist Roberto Sebastian Matta (1911-2002). This color lithograph on wove paper, was edited by the French magazine "XXe Siécle"...
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1970s Surrealist More Prints

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Lithograph

Centre Noeuds, Suite of 10 Aquatint Etchings by Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Portfolio: Centre Neouds Year: 1974 Medium: Suite of 10 Aquatint Etchings on Japon paper, each signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 12...
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1970s Surrealist Landscape Prints

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Rare Vintage Exhibition Leaflet - R.S. Matta - Galerie di Dragon - 1958
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Exhibition Leaflet is an original rare vintage catalogue by the Chilean artist Roberto Sebastián Matta (1911-2002). This color artwork is the rare exhibition leaflet realized in occ...
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1950s Surrealist More Art

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Paper

Roberto Sebastián Matta, Seating System Model “Malitte”, Green, Italy, 1966
By Sebastian Matta
Located in Barcelona, ES
Roberto Sebastián Matta Seating system model “Malitte” Named after Malitte Pope, Matta´s wife Manufactured by Gavina (1966-1968) and Knoll International (1968-1974) Italy, 1966 ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Sofas

Materials

Wool, Foam

Musik Foot - Art Book with 8 Original Screenprints by R.S. Matta - 1990
By Roberto Matta
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful suite of 8 original screen prints by Roberto Sebastian Matta, realized in occasion of the 1990 FIFA Soccer World Championship. The eight original prints on a unique sheet f...
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1990s Surrealist More Prints

Materials

Screen

La Danse de la Mort, Suite of 8 Aquatint Etchings by Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: La Danse de la Mort - Planche 1-8 Year: 1972 Medium: Suite of 8 Aquatint Etchings, Each Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 41/...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

1970s MAgriTTA Chair Roberto Matta for Simon Gavina Editions, Italy, 1970
By Simon Gavina Editions, Roberto Matta
Located in Camden, ME
"Roberto Matta designed this chair as a tribute to his friend and fellow surrealist painter René Magritte. The apple and black bowler hat are derived from Magritte's 1946 self-portra...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Foam, Polyester

L'ame du Tarot de Theleme Portfolio of 5 Aquatint Etchings by Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta Portfolio: L'ame du Tarot de Theleme Year: 1994 Medium: Portfolio of Five Aquatint Etchings, each signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 100, XX Image Size: 19....
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1990s Surrealist Figurative Prints

Materials

Aquatint, Etching

Epaisser de haut-mer from Hom'mere II - L'Eautre, Aquatint Etching by Matta
By Roberto Matta
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean (1911 - 2002) Title: Epaisser de haut-mer from Hom'mere II - L'Eautre Year: 1974-75 Medium: Aquatint Etching on Japon, Signed and numbered in pencil Ed...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Matta Fixture attributed to Arredoluce, circa 1950, Italy
By Roberto Matta, Arredoluce
Located in New York, NY
Three lights chandelier enameled aluminum in good vintage condition brass structure rewired for use in the US shades diameter is 14" each.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Roberto Matta Sconces / Ceiling Lights for Arredoluce, Italy, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A pair of enameled aluminum and brass sconces by Roberto Matta for Arredoluce, they can also be used as ceiling fixtures.
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Mid-20th Century Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Centre Noeuds, Complete Set of 10 etchings
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002) Centre Noeuds (Centre Knots) Portfolio, 1974 Hand-Signed Etching, aquatint in colors/Arches paper
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching

Centre Noeuds, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Etching
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002) Centre Noeuds, 1974 Hand-signed Etching and Aquatint 24 x 17.5 Edition of 125
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching

Centre Noeuds, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Etching
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002) Centre Noeuds, 1974 Hand-signed Etching and Aquatint 24 x 17.5 Edition of 125
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

Materials

Etching

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By Roberto Matta
Located in Paris, FR
Etching Handsigned by the artist in pencil and numbered 4/10 EA 32.00 cm. x 24.50 cm. 12.6 in. x 9.65 in. (paper) 22.50 cm. x 16.00 cm. 8.86 in. x 6.3 in. (image) Japan paper. Two ...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

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H 12.6 in. W 9.65 in.
Centre Noeuds, Hand-Signed Limited Edition Etching
By Roberto Matta
Located in New York, NY
Roberto Matta (Chilean, 1911-2002) Centre Noeuds, 1974 Hand-signed Etching and Aquatint 26 × 20 in 66 × 50.8 cm Edition of 125
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Etching

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Matta Roberto For Sale on 1stDibs

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Roberto Matta Biography and Important Works

“The function of art,” the Surrealist Roberto Matta once stated, “is to unveil the enormous economic, cultural and emotional forces that materially interact in our lives and that constitute the real space in which we live.” In his paintings, Matta sought to expose those forces through the Surrealist practice of automatism, creating work in a free-associative state intended to conjure the unconscious.

After studying architecture in his native Chile, Matta, then 22, chose to pursue the field in Paris, where he mingled with stars of the avant-garde like Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dalí and Walter Gropius. In the late 1930s, he abandoned Paris, together with his job at Le Corbusier’s studio and (for a time) his career, for modern art’s new epicenter, New York City. There, he became a colleague of art legends like Marcel Duchamp and Arshile Gorky.

Although celebrated primarily for his work as a painter, Matta was an equally talented furniture designer. His furniture pieces, like his artworks, are the stuff of dreams. The back of his totem chair, for example, is composed of smiling, cartoonish creatures stacked on top of each other. In his MAgriTTA armchair, the top half of a plush green apple sticks out of large black bowler in homage to its namesake, the Belgian Surrealist René Magritte.

But perhaps the piece that most truly embodies his artistic philosophy is his 1966 Mallite modular system: a collection of spongy, undulating sofas and lounges that can be fitted together to form a puzzle-like room divider. The work, an original edition of which is in MoMA’s permanent collection, has in recent decades been a hard-to-find collectors’ item — until 2019, when Italian design brand Paradisoterrestre issued a reedition, available through Duplex.

Browse Roberto Matta's paintings and furniture designs on 1stDibs.