L'automne 2010 - 1ère séance Vente en salle
Lot # 040
AUTO CAS OC QMG RCA SCA 1923 - 2002 Canadian
Nouvelles impressions #23
oil on canvas 1978
initialed and on verso signed, titled on a gallery label and numbered #16667 by Galerie Maeght
13 x 9 1/2 pouces 33 x 24.1cm
Galerie Maeght, Paris
Galerie Martal, Quebec
Private Collection, Ontario
Guy Cogeval and Stéphane Aquin, editors, Riopelle, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2006, essay by Stéphane Aquin, page 41
One of Canada’s truly international painters, Jean-Paul Riopelle first exhibited in Paris in 1949 at Galerie Nina Dausset, with the catalogue preface written by, among others, André Breton, and with the show attracting attention from the important critic Georges Duthuit. French critics praised the new life that Riopelle breathed into abstract painting. Then in 1966 came his association with the gallery included in the provenance for this work, Galerie Maeght, a prominent contemporary gallery in Paris. Riopelle spent almost 40 years in Paris, achieving fame abroad, but was also a significant influence on modernist Canadian painters. Stéphane Aquin wrote, “More than anyone else, Riopelle was a relay between currents in European thought and the various art trends of the time – Surrealism, abstraction, and the great modern painterly tradition running from Courbet to Matisse by way of Monet and Cézanne.” In 1978, after injuring his knees, Riopelle produced the Nouvelles impressions series of small-format paintings. This is a fine example from that series, with its vigorous palette-knife strokes, strong texture and a palette enlivened by rich primary colours of yellow, red and blue.
This work is accompanied by a photograph certificate of authenticity #320-CA-HFA and will be included in Yseult Riopelle's forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist's work of this period.
Estimation: 20,000 $ ~ 25,000 $ CAN
S'est vendu pour: 46,800.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)