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Jean-Paul Riopelle
1923-2002
UNTITLED
Estimate
25,00035,000
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65
Jean-Paul Riopelle
1923-2002
UNTITLED
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Jean-Paul Riopelle
1923-2002
UNTITLED
signed with initial R lower right; dated c. 1970 on a label on the reverse
oil on canvas
22.4 by 14 cm.
8¾ x 5½ in.
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Provenance

Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

Catalogue Note

Robust by nature, by 1968 Riopelle began showing early signs of osteoporosis. This condition would slowly begin to limit his mobility, but not his voracious desire to work. The present lot was painted around 1970, at a point when Riopelle was unable to produce physically-demanding large scale works. Though diminutive, it echoes the qualities with which the artist infused his monumental works. Its intimate size is reminiscent of a devotional Renaissance icon, and perhaps even Riopelle himself regarded this small-scale work as his own talisman against his physical limitations.

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