Lot # 049
Spring 2016 - 1st Session Live auction

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

Composition
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1955 and on verso signed, dated and inscribed with the Pierre Matisse Gallery inventory #ST-3335
35 x 45 3/4 in  88.9 x 116.2cm

Provenance:
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Gallery Moos Ltd., Toronto
Acquired from the above by a Private Collector, Toronto, 1962
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto

Literature:
Jean-René Ostiguy, Canadian Abstract Paintings, National Gallery of Canada, 1956, titled as Composition No. 3335, listed, unpaginated

Exhibited:
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canadian Abstract Paintings, circulated to ten American museums by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1956 - 1957, titled as Composition No. 3335, catalogue #29

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Estimate: $400,000 ~ $600,000 CAD  
Sold for: $649,000 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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