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LOT 041

Jean-Paul Armand Mousseau
1927 - 1991

Ceiling Light Fixture
fibreglass and coloured resin light fixture
signed and dated 1960 twice
10 x 36 x 31 in 25.4 x 91.4 x 78.7 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

Acquired directly from the Artist by the present Private Collection, Montreal

In the fall of 1945, Jean-Paul Mousseau began to study interior design at the École du meuble in Montreal. He formed significant relationships there, becoming acquainted with Marcel Barbeau and Jean-Paul Riopelle, and would later join the radical Automatists. His work during those earlier years was influenced by the unrestrained technique of Paul-Émile Borduas; however, during the 1950s he increasingly began to work with different materials. By 1957, he was creating sculptures and illuminated objects with fibreglass and coloured resins. This striking ceiling light fixture was executed in 1960, and is an important example of his vision to integrate art into the interior environment. In the years to follow, this vision and acute skill in the mediums of fibreglass and ceramics led him to various public art projects in Montreal, most famously for the Montreal Métro and Hydro-Québec. Mousseau played an important role in generating the communal visual culture of Montreal, and this light fixture is a stunning example of his highly celebrated luminous objects.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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