Jean-Paul Riopelle




signed and dated ‘48
19.75 ins x 25.25 ins; 50.2 cms x 64.1 cms

May 28, 2018

Estimate $50,000-$70,000

Realised: $57,600


a unique, rare and important document in the history of Canadian art.

Composition from 1948 was created in the year that Riopelle was a signatory to the ground-breaking manifesto Refus Global. Stylistically it is a perfect complement to the design Riopelle created to adorn the covers of that document.

While dated by the artist ‘48, we are not certain whether it was made in Paris, or upon his brief 1948 return to Quebec, or upon his subsequent return to Paris.

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