Jean-Paul Riopelle

Canadian, 1923–2002

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Best known for his pioneering gestural abstractions, Jean-Paul Riopelle was one of the most influential Canadian artists of the 20th century. He participated in numerous avant-garde groups, including the European Art Informel and Lyrical Abstraction …

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€4.9m, Christie's, 2017
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Sans titre, 1956
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
€740,000
US$880,629
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Painting
oil on canvas
210.82 x 72.07 cm
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€740,000
Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Description
Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) signé 'riopelle' (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 72 x 211 cm. Peint en 1956. signed 'riopelle' (lower right) oil on canvas 28 3/8 x 83 1/8 in. Painted in 1956.
Sans titre, 1956
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
€740,000
US$880,629
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Painting
210.82 x 72.07 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€740,000
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Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) signé 'riopelle' (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 72 x 211 cm. Peint en 1956. signed 'riopelle' (lower right) oil on canvas 28 3/8 x 83 1/8 in. Painted in 1956.
Untitled, 1954
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€252,000
US$307,683
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oil on canvas
72.0 x 59.0 cm
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€252,000
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Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from an Important Private Collection oil on canvas 59 x 72 cm; 23 1/4 x 28 3/8 in. Executed in 1954-1955. The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Madame Yseult Riopelle. __________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une Importante Collection Particulière 1923 - 2002 Sans titre huile sur toile 59 x 72 cm; 23 1/4 x 28 3/8 in. Exécuté en 1954-1955. Cette oeuvre est accompagnée d'un certificat d'authenticité signé par Madame Yseult Riopelle.
Untitled, 1954
oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
€252,000
US$307,683
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72.0 x 59.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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€252,000
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Property from an Important Private Collection oil on canvas 59 x 72 cm; 23 1/4 x 28 3/8 in. Executed in 1954-1955. The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Madame Yseult Riopelle. __________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une Importante Collection Particulière 1923 - 2002 Sans titre huile sur toile 59 x 72 cm; 23 1/4 x 28 3/8 in. Exécuté en 1954-1955. Cette oeuvre est accompagnée d'un certificat d'authenticité signé par Madame Yseult Riopelle.
Territoire, 1967
Sold on Mar 12, 2021
US$220,500
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oil on canvas
162.56 x 114.3 cm
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US$220,500
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Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
oil on canvas 45 by 64 in. 114.3 by 162.6 cm. Executed in 1967.
Territoire, 1967
oil on canvas
Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
US$220,500
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162.56 x 114.3 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$220,500
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oil on canvas 45 by 64 in. 114.3 by 162.6 cm. Executed in 1967.
Départ Pour, 1967
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
US$32,760
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litho collage mounted to canvas
161.93 x 129.54 cm
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US$32,760
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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litho collage mounted to canvas Canvas: 51 by 63¾ in. (129.5 by 161.9 cm.) Framed: 52½ by 65¼ in. (133.4 by 165.7 cm. Executed in 1967.
Départ Pour, 1967
litho collage mounted to canvas
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
US$32,760
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161.93 x 129.54 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$32,760
Description
litho collage mounted to canvas Canvas: 51 by 63¾ in. (129.5 by 161.9 cm.) Framed: 52½ by 65¼ in. (133.4 by 165.7 cm. Executed in 1967.
Untitled [Diptych], 1968
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
US$47,880
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Work on Paper
pastel on two joined sheets of paper
116.21 x 91.44 cm
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US$47,880
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed pastel on two joined sheets of paper Overall Sheet: 36 by 45¾ in. (91.4 by 116.2 cm.) Framed: 41¾ by 52 in. (106.1 by 132.1 cm.) Executed in 1968.
Untitled [Diptych], 1968
pastel on two joined sheets of paper
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
US$47,880
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Work on Paper
116.21 x 91.44 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$47,880
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signed pastel on two joined sheets of paper Overall Sheet: 36 by 45¾ in. (91.4 by 116.2 cm.) Framed: 41¾ by 52 in. (106.1 by 132.1 cm.) Executed in 1968.
Untitled #10, 1975
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
US$13,860
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Work on Paper
pastel on paper
67.3 x 44.45 cm
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US$13,860
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed and dated 75 pastel on paper Sheet: 17½ by 26½ in. (44.5 by 67.3 cm.) Framed: 24½ by 33¾ in. (62.2 by 85.7 cm.) This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Madame Yseult Riopelle.
Untitled #10, 1975
pastel on paper
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
US$13,860
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Work on Paper
67.3 x 44.45 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$13,860
Description
signed and dated 75 pastel on paper Sheet: 17½ by 26½ in. (44.5 by 67.3 cm.) Framed: 24½ by 33¾ in. (62.2 by 85.7 cm.) This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Madame Yseult Riopelle.
Untitled, 1963
Sold on Dec 16, 2020
€144,900
US$176,119
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oil on canvas
92.0 x 73.5 cm
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€144,900
Auction Sale
Dec 16, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
oil on canvas 73,5 x 92 cm; 29¾x 36¼in. Executed in 1963-1964. __________________________________________________________________________ 1923 - 2002 Sans Titre huile sur toile 73,5 x 92 cm; 29¾x 36¼in. Exécuté en 1963-1964.
Untitled, 1963
oil on canvas
Dec 16, 2020
Sotheby's
€144,900
US$176,119
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92.0 x 73.5 cm
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Dec 16, 2020
Sotheby's
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€144,900
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oil on canvas 73,5 x 92 cm; 29¾x 36¼in. Executed in 1963-1964. __________________________________________________________________________ 1923 - 2002 Sans Titre huile sur toile 73,5 x 92 cm; 29¾x 36¼in. Exécuté en 1963-1964.
La Crau, 1923-2002
Sold on Dec 5, 2020
€287,500
US$349,683
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oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm
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€287,500
Auction Sale
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
Description
Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) La Crau signé 'Riopelle' (en bas à droite); signé 'RIOPELLE' (sur le châssis) huile sur toile 73 x 92 cm. Peint en 1956. signed 'Riopelle' (lower right); signed 'RIOPELLE' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 28 ¾ x 36 ¼ in. Painted in 1956.
La Crau, 1923-2002
oil on canvas
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
€287,500
US$349,683
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Painting
73 x 92 cm
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
€287,500
Description
Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) La Crau signé 'Riopelle' (en bas à droite); signé 'RIOPELLE' (sur le châssis) huile sur toile 73 x 92 cm. Peint en 1956. signed 'Riopelle' (lower right); signed 'RIOPELLE' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 28 ¾ x 36 ¼ in. Painted in 1956.
COMPOSITION, 1962
Sold on Oct 21, 2020
€496,500
US$587,308
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oil on canvas
200.0 x 200.0 cm
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€496,500
Auction Sale
Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
signé Riopelle et daté 62 (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 200 x 200 cm; 78¾ by 78¾ in. Peint en 1962. L'authenticité de cette oeuvre a été confirmée par Madame Yseult Riopelle. L'oeuvre est incluse aux addenda du Tome 3 du catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de à l'adresse www.riopelle.ca
COMPOSITION, 1962
oil on canvas
Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
€496,500
US$587,308
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200.0 x 200.0 cm
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Oct 21, 2020
Sotheby's
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€496,500
Description
signé Riopelle et daté 62 (en bas à droite) huile sur toile 200 x 200 cm; 78¾ by 78¾ in. Peint en 1962. L'authenticité de cette oeuvre a été confirmée par Madame Yseult Riopelle. L'oeuvre est incluse aux addenda du Tome 3 du catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de à l'adresse www.riopelle.ca
UNTITLED, 1969
Sold on Oct 2, 2020
US$35,280
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Work on Paper
pastel on paper
92.1 x 61.0 cm
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US$35,280
Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
signed pastel on paper  24 by 36¼ in. 61 by 92.1 cm. framed: 31¾ by 44 in. 80.6 by 111.8 cm. Executed in 1969.
UNTITLED, 1969
pastel on paper
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
US$35,280
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Work on Paper
92.1 x 61.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 2, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
US$35,280
Description
signed pastel on paper  24 by 36¼ in. 61 by 92.1 cm. framed: 31¾ by 44 in. 80.6 by 111.8 cm. Executed in 1969.