ROBERTO MATTA New View (New Success Suite) 1996
In this mixed-media piece Roberto Matta hand picked an impression from the edition of 125 New View’s. He then proceeded to hand paint his extended view onto this work of art. The field of texture Matta created here is spectacular.
When I spend time with ‘New View,’ it is reminiscent of the times I used to spend in Washington, D.C.’s jazz clubs. One in particular came to mind and that was the historic basement jazz rendezvous called “The Bohemian Caverns.” In the Nineties Matta’s recollections came pouring out of him like burning incense escapes from an urn. – M.J.