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Jean Paul Riopelle | Works on Paper
3rd Session

November 05 - November 26, 2020

Current bid: $37,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

1068 25-Nov-2020 05:25:16 PM $37,500

6016 25-Nov-2020 07:48:27 AM $35,000

1068 24-Nov-2020 02:44:00 PM $32,500

6016 24-Nov-2020 12:55:43 PM $30,000

1068 23-Nov-2020 12:51:30 PM $27,500

18768 06-Nov-2020 10:22:49 PM $25,000 AutoBid

LOT 0401

1923 - 2002

Sans titre
ink and watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1948 and on verso titled on the gallery labels and inscribed "1135" and "4"
9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in, 24.1 x 31.8 cm

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Sold for: $46,250

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

Galerie Albert Loeb, Paris
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
Private Collection, Quebec

Yseult Riopelle, Catalogue raisonné de Jean Paul Riopelle, Tome 1, 1939 - 1953, 1999, reproduced page 275 and listed page 415

This elegant watercolour by Jean Paul Riopelle was executed in 1948, the same year the Refus global manifesto was published. At the time, Riopelle had already established himself in the Parisian artistic scene, since moving there a year prior. The surface of Sans titre is covered with an earthy palette of orange, chartreuse, green and brown. A complex web-like network of sharp, calligraphic black lines is arranged atop this colourful background, resulting in an organic and dynamic whole. The pictorial surface of the work is remarkably expressive, and invites our eye to dance across it. Riopelle’s energy is palpable through his ample strokes and tangled colours and lines.

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