Newly Acquired Matta on View Now

May 9, 2009

Last week we told you about our acquisition of Matta’s massive painting, Burn, Baby, Burn (L'escalade), acquired through our annual Collectors Committee event. Immediately upon acquiring the work, curator of Latin American art Ilona Katzew set about installing it in our Latin American galleries—and now it’s up! Find it on Level 4 of the Art of the Americas Building, in a great gallery with paintings by Rufino Tamayo, Carlos Mérida, Frida Kahlo, and the so-nicknamed "Los Tres Grandes" (The Big Three) of Mexican muralism—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.


Matta, Burn, Baby, Burn (L'escalade), 1965-66, installation view