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LOT 018

Jean Paul Riopelle
1923 - 2002

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 146.7 cm

Estimate: $1,500,000 - $2,500,000

Sold for: $2,281,250

Preview at: PacArt, Toronto

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

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

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

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