Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002)
F, v. 1982
Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal
Artwork dimensions 106,5 cm x 75 cm / 42'' x 29,5'' Dimensions with frame: 132 x 99 cm / 52'' x 39''
Signed lower right, numbered lower left
Asking price: CAD $ 8,500 plus applicables taxes
Original silkscreen in colors realized for the Jean-Paul Riopelle Foundation. Artwork numbered 81/100 on Stonehenge paper. Serge Lacroix Printer, André Légaré Publisher Montreal
In 1980, Jean-Paul Riopelle plans to set up a foundation to welcome artists (regardless their discipline) from around the world. Its purpose is to perpetuate the traditions, among others, of etching and lithography. Unfortunately, this project will never happen. We can only imagine the excitement prevailing in this extraordinary workshop where the disciplines of the world meet and enter into dialogue with each others. It is in this context that Riopelle creates the work F, (F for fondation 1), all of the profits were intended for the realization of this great project.1. Gilles Daigneault in Yseult Riopelle, 2005, "Riopelle and engraving, an encounter", Catalog raisonné of prints by Jean-Paul Riopelle, Montreal: Hibou Editor, p. 52.
Published in the catalog raisonné of prints by Jean-Paul Riopelle # 1882.01EST.SE, page 282
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