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  • Provenance

    Galerie Maeght, Paris

  • Literature

    This work will be included in the forthcoming 4th volume of the Jean-Paul Riopelle raisonne 1966-1971 being prepared by Yseult Riopelle.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First recognized as an automatist painter, Riopelle began his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts only to later move to Paris. In Paris his style developed into an abstract expressionism that lent itself to powerful atmospheres maintained by his use of palette knives. The present lot reflects the unique human process of abstract expressionist painting as it is both automatic and full of force.

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Composition

1967
Oil on canvas.
162 x 130 cm. (63 3/4 x 51 1/4 in).
Signed and dated lower right 'riopelle 67'.

Estimate
£220,000 - 280,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2008, 10am & 2pm
London