Lot # 018
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Jean Paul Riopelle
AUTO CAS OC QMG RCA SCA 1923 - 2002 Canadian

Incandescence
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1953 and on verso signed, titled on the Pierre Matisse gallery label, dated, inscribed "Cat. No. 6" and "H" and numbered 4856 on a label
35 x 57 3/4 in  88.9 x 146.7cm

Provenance:
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, inventory #St 2974
Acquired from the above by Elliot Fish, March 4, 1954
Sold sale of Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, Sotheby's, Madison Avenue Galleries, New York, May 4 and 5, 1982, lot 22
Collection of Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg, Montreal
Estate of Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg, Montreal

Literature:
Georges Duthuit, Riopelle: First American Exhibition, Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1954, listed, unpaginated
Jean Paul Riopelle, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, listed page 7
Gilbert Érouart, Riopelle in Conversation, 1995, pages 4 and 10
Yseult Riopelle, Jean Paul Riopelle Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 1, 1939 - 1953, 1999, listed page 382 and reproduced page 357, catalogue #1953.004H.1953
Marie-Claude Corbeil, Kate Helwig and Jennifer Poulin, Jean Paul Riopelle: The Artist’s Materials, Getty Conservation Institute, 2011, page 9

Exhibited:
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, Riopelle: First American Exhibition, 1954, catalogue #6
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, Jean Paul Riopelle, 1959, catalogue #6

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Estimate: $1,500,000 ~ $2,500,000 CAD  
Sold for: $2,281,250 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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