Works by other artists - Trompetopeya by Roberto Matta

Artist: Works by other artists
Materials: Lithograph
Dimensions (cm): 50 x 66.5 (image) 55 x 76 (sheet)
Frame: Mounted
Stock No: 0937
Price: £195
Provenance: Gifted by Roberto Matta to Stan Smith circa 1980

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Genre: Human figure


This distinctive lithograph, an unsigned artist’s proof, was gifted by Matta to fellow artist Stan Smith about 1980.

It is from a series of lithographs created in 1975 and titled Burundun-da that featured bands, parades and processions.

Archive reference: “Burundun-da”. Ed. Carmen Waugh, Madrid G. Ferrari n° 137

This work is scheduled for sale at Chiswick Auctions’ 19th and 20th Century Paintings sale on March 23rd.


Born in Chile, Matta became an important figure in the evolution of Surrealism, painting dreamlike, internal “inscapes” early on and, later, intense compositions reflecting the psychic damage caused by Europe’s ongoing wars. Shifting biomorphic shapes painted or drawn in vivid colours populated Matta’s often-apocalyptic scenes, conveying confusion and angst. (Infomation courtesy of Artsy)