In 1964, Adrien Maeght created the ARTE printing works located on rue Daguerre, in Paris. From 1966, Jean-Paul Riopelle worked closely with the technicians of this printing house and constantly pushed the limits of this printing technique. According to art historian Michèle Grandbois, Riopelle's artistic approach, in particular with regard to the technique of printmaking, gives him a very particular originality: "His approach to printmaking testifies to invention, audacity and excess that will make him transgress, if not ignore, the traditional rules of the ''beautiful profession'' 1”.
1. Michèle Grandbois, 1980, Contemporary Quebec prints. Volume I, doctoral thesis in art history, Laval University, 1996, p.180
Eau-fore on Mandeure cloth
ARTE Printing Adrien Maeght, Maeght Publisher Paris . Catalog raisonnée of prints by Jean-Paul Riopelle, # 1968.04EST.GR page 174
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Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002)
Le singe , 1968
Cosner Art Gallery - Montreal
Etching on chiffon de Mandeure
Post-War Canadian art
74,5 cm x 58,5 cm / 30,5'' x 23'' | with frame: 89 x 72,3 cm / 35'' x 28,5''
Signed lower right, inscribed HC lower left