Global Abstractions: Property from a Distinguished Private Collector
1923 - 2002
signed and dated 57
oil on canvas
21 ½ by 25 ½ in. 54.6 by 64.8 cm.
framed: 24 ⅞ by 29 in. 63.2 by 73.7 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The colors are bright and fresh. There is minor evidence of wear and handling along the edges and corners, including associated losses most noticeable in the corners. Under close inspection, there are hairline cracks at the pull margins. Also under close inspection and extreme raking light, there are a few scattered areas of fine hairline craquelure. The areas of thick impasto appear stable and secure. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riopelle, January - February 1958, cat. no. 35, n.p., illustrated
Wuppertal, Stadtisches Museum, Jean Paul Riopelle, February - March 1958, cat. no. 33, p. 13, illustrated
Hanovre, Kestner Gesellschaft, Jean Paul Riopelle, September - October 1958, cat. no. 49
Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey; Zacatecas, Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Abstracciones: Nueva York, París, Cuenca, México, November 2015 - June 2016, pp. 188-189 and 223, illustrated in color