Lot # 013
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Jean Paul Riopelle
AUTO CAS OC QMG RCA SCA 1923 - 2002 Canadian

Jouet
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1953 and on verso titled and stamped with the Paris export stamp
45 x 57 1/2 in  114.3 x 146.1cm

Provenance:
Galerie Jacques Dubourg, Paris
Galerie Anne Abels, Cologne, 1959
Private Collection, Geneva
Sold sale of Canadian Post-War & Contemporary Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, June 17, 2009, lot 31
Property of an Important Estate, British Columbia

Literature:
Harold Rosenberg, “The American Action Painting,” Artnews, vol. 51, no. 8, December 1952, pages 22 - 23 and 48 - 50
Robert Goldwater, “These Promising Younger Europeans,” ARTnews, vol. 52, no. 8, December 1953, pages 14 - 16 and 53 - 54
James Fitzsimmons, “Art,” Art and Architecture, vol. 70, no. 12, December 1953, pages 32 - 33
Robert M. Coates, “Young Europeans at Guggenheim Museum,” The New Yorker, no. 29, December 19, 1953, page 89
James Thrall Soby, “Younger European Painters,” Saturday Review, January 2, 1954, pages 61 - 62
Karel Appel, Georges Mathieu, Mattia Moreni and Jean Paul Riopelle, Kunsthalle Basel, 1959
Eduard Trier, Jean Paul Riopelle, Galerie Anne Abels, 1959, reproduced

Exhibited:
Kunsthalle Basel, Karel Appel, Georges Mathieu, Mattia Moreni and Jean Paul Riopelle, January 24 - March 1, 1959, traveling in 1959 to the Musée des beaux-arts, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, catalogue #38
Galerie Anne Abels, Cologne, Jean Paul Riopelle, November - December 1959, catalogue #2

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Estimate: $1,200,000 ~ $1,600,000 CAD  
Sold for: $2,881,250 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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