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Jean Paul Riopelle (Canadian, 1923–2002)
LOT ID: 99438
Untitled, 1959

Oil, on paper mounted on linen
29.13 х 42.25 in. (73.99 x 107.32 cm.)
Signed, lower right, recto. Provenance labels on verso from Pierre Matisse Gallery, Robert Miller Gallery, and Galerie de Bellefeuille
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An excellent example of Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle's (Canadian, 1923-2002) lyrical abstraction, “Untitled” (1959) is a vibrant oil on paper mounted on linen that beautifully exemplifies the artist's ground-breaking approach to painting. Fusing voluminous impasto with a tumultuous explosion of color, “Untitled” combines broad and narrow swashes of varying color and filaments of paint drip down the paper.

This work is included and illustrated in color in the Catalogue Raisonné of Jean-Paul Riopelle, #1959.010p.1959

Jean-Paul Riopelle (Canadian, 1923-2002) was born in Montreal, Canada. He moved to Paris in 1947 where he began a relationship with Joan Mitchell in 1959, a figure who greatly influenced his work. In 1954, and 1962 (solo), he represented Canada in the Venice Biennale. The first major retrospective of his work was held at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne in 1958, followed by retrospectives at the National Gallery of Canada in 1963, Musée du Québec in 1967, the Fondation Maeght (Saint Paul-de-Vence, France) in 1971, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1972, and posthumously in 2006 organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia and the Musee Cantini in Marseilles, France.
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