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Jean Paul Riopelle | Works on Paper
3rd Session

November 05 - November 26, 2020

Current bid: $20,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

18768 26-Nov-2020 01:56:56 PM $20,000 AutoBid

2559 26-Nov-2020 01:56:56 PM $19,000

18768 26-Nov-2020 01:56:43 PM $18,000 AutoBid

14821 26-Nov-2020 01:56:43 PM $17,000 AutoBid

18768 26-Nov-2020 01:54:56 PM $16,000 AutoBid

14821 26-Nov-2020 01:49:35 PM $15,000 AutoBid

18768 23-Nov-2020 01:59:52 PM $14,000

LOT 0404

1923 - 2002

Oie instruite
mixed media on lithograph on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled on the labels, dated 1985 and inscribed "20923" and "G B No. 4"
42 3/8 x 29 3/4 in, 107.6 x 75.6 cm

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Sold for: $25,000

Preview at:

Galerie Lelong, Paris (# 20923)
Moos Gallery Ltd., Toronto
Integrart Inc., Candiac
Private Collection, Montreal

Gallery Moos, Toronto, Riopelle, 1988

During the 1980s, Jean Paul Riopelle’s work arrived at a natural crossroads where abstraction and figuration met. Although nature was present throughout his entire oeuvre, its presence is made more explicit with the inclusion of owls and snow geese as recurring motifs. Since the mid-1970s, Riopelle had traveled to l’Île-aux-Oies (island of geese) and l’Isle-aux-Grues (island of cranes), and in 1976 he produced a series of drawings documenting the area, which was famous for its population of migrating snow geese. Oie instruite (which loosely translates to literate or well-educated geese) is a complex and richly detailed mixed media work. Two geese cross their long necks at the center of the work, surrounded by a structure of circles, grids, lines and dots. Following his definitive return from France in 1990, Riopelle lived alternately between the Laurentians and l’Isle-aux-Grues, a region he was particularly fond of.

This work will be included in Yseult Riopelle's forthcoming Volume VII of the catalogue raisonné on the artist's work.

This work is painted over a lithograph Riopelle created for the Fondation Jean Paul Riopelle. The lithograph is titled F. and executed circa 1981.

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