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LOT 018

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 146.7 cm

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

Sold for: $2,281,250

Preview at: PacArt, Toronto

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

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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