Lot n° 241
30000 - 40000
Result with fees
: 40 960EUR
Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002)
Oil on paper pasted on canvas.
Signed lower right.
65 x 50 cm
Provenance: Jacques Dubourg, Paris
Private collection, Paris
Exhibition: 1962 Venice Biennale, cat, N°25 "Jean Paul Riopelle, peinture et sculpture" 1963, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, cat N°50, Canada; Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal; Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto;
Phillips Gallery, Washington
Bibliography: "Jean Paul Riopelle" Catalogue raisonné Volume 2, 1954-1959, by Yseult
Riopelle, Hibou Éditeurs, Montreal, 2004, reproduced and described under N°1958.006P.1958, p 389.
One could compare them to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: the same combined talents, the same crazy ambitions and the same ebullient temperaments. Joan Mitchell and Jean Paul
Riopelle were a creative couple whose lives are the stuff of legend and whose works, often influenced by each other, have marked their time.
One day, Riopelle wrote to her: "Tonight, I made a Mitchell. I have become your pupil, you are my mistress."
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