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33787 30-Nov-2023 03:06:57 PM $42,500

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The bidding history list updated on: Thursday, June 20, 2024 03:36:13

LOT 402

1923 - 2002

Vent d'ouest
oil on paper on canvas, 1958
on verso signed and titled
19 3/4 x 25 5/8 in, 50.2 x 65.1 cm

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 CAD

Sold for: $52,250

Preview at:

Galerie Jacques Dubourg, Paris
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm
Acquired from the above by a Private Collection, Switzerland, 1960s
Private Collection, Toronto

Riopelle 1949 - 1959, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, 1959, listed page 10
Yseult Riopelle, Jean Paul Riopelle Catalogue Raisonné, online addendum to Volume 2, 1954 - 1959, 2004, http://www.riopelle.ca

Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, Riopelle 1949 - 1959, 1959, catalogue #41

Vent d’ouest was acquired from the important Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, a Stockholm gallery that was influential in introducing artists such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to a Swedish audience. The gallery held an exhibition of Jean-Paul Riopelle’s work in 1959, and this exhibition, in addition to his representation at Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York, further solidified Riopelle’s presence on the international stage. This work demonstrates Riopelle’s transition away from the densely harnessed energy found in his mosaics of the mid-1950s and his shift towards broader, gestural strokes. Typical of works of this period, bold streaks of white highlight the composition and allow more space to emerge. However, in distinct Riopelle fashion, each broad stroke of contrasting colour is intensely physical and energetic. Riopelle drew inspiration for his titles from various facets of his life - friends, landscapes, memories and poetry, to name a few. Vent d’ouest - which translates as West Wind - is evocative of Riopelle’s Canadian roots, whimsically creating a tie to our national iconic images.

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