Jean-Paul Riopelle, ‘Untitled’, 1958, Koller Auctions
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Jean-Paul Riopelle

Untitled, 1958

Oil on wove paper on canvas.
31 3/10 × 23 1/5 in
79.5 × 59 cm
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79.5 x 59 cm.

The French-Canadian painter and sculptor Jean-Paul Riopelle is today regarded as one …

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Jean-Paul Riopelle
Canadian, 1923–2002
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The only Canadian artist involved with the seminal post-World War II School of Paris, Jean-Paul Riopelle was in dialogue with artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, and André Breton when he made his surrealism-inspired, abstract paintings. Riopelle employed a tachiste style, which he achieved by applying oil paint in thick, demonstrative strokes with palette knives. He also worked with gouache, watercolor, and ink and experimented with bronze sculpture. When pop art and nouveau réalisme became popular in the 1960s, Riopelle introduced representational elements back into his work. These later paintings have been described as “abstract landscapism.” Later in his life, Riopelle also incorporated figuration and multimedia components into his signature gestural paintings.

Jean-Paul Riopelle, ‘Untitled’, 1958, Koller Auctions
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About the work
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Koller Auctions

79.5 x 59 cm.

The French-Canadian painter and sculptor Jean-Paul Riopelle is today regarded as one of the most important representatives of Abstract Expressionism and Action Painting and one of the few artists in Canada to have made a breakthrough internationally.

Born in Montréal in 1923, Jean-Paul Riopelle began …

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Jean-Paul Riopelle
Canadian, 1923–2002
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The only Canadian artist involved with the seminal post-World War II School of Paris, Jean-Paul Riopelle was in dialogue with artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, and André Breton when he made his surrealism-inspired, abstract paintings. Riopelle employed a tachiste style, which he achieved by applying oil paint in thick, demonstrative strokes with palette knives. He also worked with gouache, watercolor, and ink and experimented with bronze sculpture. When pop art and nouveau réalisme became popular in the 1960s, Riopelle introduced representational elements back into his work. These later paintings have been described as “abstract landscapism.” Later in his life, Riopelle also incorporated figuration and multimedia components into his signature gestural paintings.

Jean-Paul Riopelle

Untitled, 1958

Oil on wove paper on canvas.
31 3/10 × 23 1/5 in
79.5 × 59 cm
Bidding closed
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