Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Roberto Matta, Chilean, 1911–2002

Fabulous Race Track of Death (Instrument very dangerous to the eye)

ca. 1941

Oil on canvas

71.1 × 91.4 cm (28 × 36 in.)
framed: 84.8 × 104.8 × 5.4 cm (33 3/8 × 41 1/4 × 2 1/8 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
On view
20th century

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 179, 199, ill.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 446, no. 455, ill.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 91-92, ill.

Frauke V. Josenhans et al., Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2017), 170, fig. 1.

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