RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995
RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995

RIOPELLE "AU-DE-ÇA" SILKSCREEN, 1995

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With a world auction record of $2.3 million, achieved at Christie's in Paris in 2012, Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) is arguably the most successful post-war abstract painter from Canada.

While Americans have traditionally favored Jackson Pollock as the most influential Abstract Expressionist of the 20th century, in Europe Riopelle's stature is of competing importance for his version of 'automatic' action painting.

His early canvases were densely intricate webs of constructed color created by using a palette knife. His later work both loosened up and became more structured as he experimented with composition and more specific or limited palettes. 

Riopelle's last chapter of production was quite an interesting departure; he began to experiment with stencils, spray paint and ultimately embrace figuration. 

This particular work, with its dynamic palette of royal blue, hunter green, silver, white and gold is distinctive paradigm of Riopelle's printmaking from the last chapter of his remarkable life. 

To see another fine example of a Riopelle lithograph, click here. 

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Printed by Novak Graphics.

Additional images available on request. 

Signed and numbered by the artist.

Color silkscreen & intaglio, with gold, copper and silver paint

From an edition of 75

24.5"H 37"W (image)

Excellent condition.