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MERCEDES MATTER (1913-2001)

 
"Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
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<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
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<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
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<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement. "Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner.  The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.  
<br>
<br>The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.  
<br>
<br>Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction.  Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
<br>
<br>Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement.
Still Lifec. 1962-196344 x 45 in.(111.76 x 114.3 cm) oil on canvas
Provenance
Estate of the Artist via Mark Borghi Fine Art, 2004
Private Collection, 2008
"Still Life," 1962-63 was acquired directly from the artist's estate by the current owner. The fact that Matter held this painting in her private collection for nearly 40 years is a testament to how highly she valued the work.

The market for works by women abstract expressionist artists has been increasing tremendously over the past few years; Mercedes Matter is priced at an obtainable level today- while her contemporaries are bringing exponentially higher sums.

Mercedes Matter used visual sources for her paintings (still lifes and figures) but decomposed her objects into complete abstraction. Her focus was on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.

Matter was a founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The latter taught Push/Pull the concept related to a painting composition and became a fundamental principle of the movement.
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