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MERCEDES MATTER (1913-2001)

 
Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
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<br>"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
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<br>"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
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<br>"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
Tabletop Still Lifec. 1936-193720 x 24 in.(50.8 x 60.96 cm) oil on canvas board
Provenance
Estate of the Artist via Mark Borghi Fine Art, 2004
Private Collection, 2004
Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition.

"Tabletop Still Life" (c. 1936-37) is a remarkable early painting from the formative years of Abstract Expressionism. The painting has had only one owner who acquired it directly from the artist's estate. Matter used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
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