1923 - 2002
signed; signed with the artist's monogram on the reverse
acrylic, spray paint and felt-tip pen on lithograph laid down on linen
Canvas: 38½ by 26½ in. (97.8 by 67.3 cm.)
Framed: 39¼ by 27¼ in. (99.7 by 69.2 cm.)
Executed in 1983.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is minor discoloration to the areas of exposed paper, visible upon very close inspection. There is some dust present in the crevices of some of the areas of thicker impasto. Framed without glazing.
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Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Acquavella Galleries, New York
Private Collection, New York
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Riopelle, les oies sauvages, 1985, illustrated, no. 12 (exhibition catalogue)