Galeria Jacques Dubourg, Parigi Galerie Melki, Parigi
Y. Riopelle, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Catalogue Raisonné, Tome 2, 1954-1959, Montréal 2004, pag. 328, n. 2, illustrato
"Se mi domandano quanto tempo mi ci vuole per dipingere una tela, non saprei. Spesso entro nel mio atelier, in effetti ci vado praticamente ogni giorno, apro la porta e la chiudo, non posso fare nulla. Ma quando funziona, il tempo non conta più, posso uscirne dieci ore, anche venti ore dopo, ma in uno stato diverso". Jean-Paul Riopelle
This work is in very good condition. There are few minor and unobtrusive craquelures. Under UV light are visible two tiny retouching by the upper right corner and towards the center of the upper margin. Colours are warmer compared to the catalogue illustration. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."