Medium: silkscreen on canvas. A nice impression printed on actual canvas, for the 1949 "Mural Scrolls" portfolio, published in New York. The sheet measures 10 x 15 3/8 inches (255 x 390mm). Signed by Roberto Matta in the plate (not by hand). Historical note: this screenprint was issued in order to promote the sale of a large mural by Roberto Sebastian Matta, that would have been an astonishing 6 x 10 feet in size, also printed on canvas; an edition of 200 was planned for the full-size murals but it remains unclear if any were ever released. This smaller-size version that we offer here is now quite rare. The other artists who collaborated in this project were Joan Miro, Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse.Condition: there is a bump to one corner and some light soiling to the surface of the canvas. There is old glue residue on back of the sheet at top, where it had once been mounted by the publisher onto a burlap board; the burlap has not been preserved.
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in 1979 by La Poligrafa and issued in a limited edition of 1000. Size: 10 x 7 1/2 inches (255 x 188 mm). Not signed.
This original Matta print is from the scarce and lavishly-produced limited edition catalogue published in 1979 by the atelier Poligrafa of Barcelona, in conjunction with the prestigious Redfern Gallery of London. The project was done in homage to the earlier Redfern catalogues of the 1960's (which are now very rare) and with the same excellent technical quality.
Medium: original lithograph. Printed in Paris by Mourlot and published by Pierre à Feu and Maeght Editeur for the Marcel Duchamp / André Breton project Surréalisme en 1947. Issued in a limited edition of 999. Size: 9 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (232 x 200 mm). Not signed.
Medium: original lithograph. Issued in 1975 for XXe Siecle (issue no. 45), published in Paris by San Lazzaro. Sheet size 12 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches; 310 x 240mm. Not signed.XXe Siecle (Chroniques du Jour) was a deluxe art revue that was the source of many outstanding prints. It was published by Gualtieri di San Lazzaro from 1938-1939, and again from 1951 until 1978 (known as the Nouvelle Serie). Many important artists contributed original prints, including Miro, Picasso, Chagall, Braque, Villon, Matta, Indiana, Rosenquist, Lam, Dali, Zao Wou-ki, Matisse, Delaunay, Ernst, Poliakoff, Soulages, Leger, Moore, Kandinsky, Agam, Arp, Calder, Magnelli, Baj, Marini and Vasarely.