Jean Paul Riopelle

Riopelle Prints
Jan. 18, 2023 to Feb. 25, 2023

Galerie Simon Blais begins the new year with celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), a key artist in the history of Quebec and Canadian art. The exhibition "Riopelle imprime!" (Riopelle Prints!) is presented from January 18 to February 25, 2023.

An avant-garde painter who had already achieved success in the 1950s, Riopelle proved to be a formidable printmaker when he began this practice in 1966 at the Galerie Maeght's ARTE studios. His lithographic and etching work then marked out his career until the end.

Galerie Simon Blais has been promoting Jean Paul Riopelle's work on paper for over 25 years. In recent years, the exhibitions "Suites sans fin, lithographies géantes" (2015), "Les migrations du bestiaire" (2014), "Mémoires d'ateliers" (2010), "Force des forêts" (2010), "Papiers géants" (2007) and "Estampes et mutations" (2005) were each devoted to a specific period in the artist's career.

The present exhibition brings together dozens of prints produced between 1967 and 1990, including his most important ones (Bestiaire, Cap-Tourmente, the Geese, the Suites, etc.), as well as numerous works on paper. This is an exhaustive overview and a rare opportunity to see simultaneously so many prints by Riopelle from our collection, certainly the most important in Canada.

Riopelle at the ARTE print shop in Paris, circa 1968.

Works related to this exhibition

Jean Paul Riopelle

Suite Fortin (1972.16EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1972
160 x 117 cm (63 x 46 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Trois heures du matin (1967.17EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1967
45,5 x 56,5 cm (18 x 22,25 po
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Visages cachés (1980.08.EST.LI)

Lithograph on Arches paper
1980
74 x 54 cm (29 x 21,25 po)
$ 8000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Ortie (1976.03.EST.LI)

Lithograph on Arches paper
1976
56 x 38 cm (22 x 15 po)
$ 5000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, L'Indien

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Métamorphose (1972.28EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Teddy (1972.29EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

F (1982.01EST.SE)

Silkscreen on paper
v. 1981
106,5 x 75 cm (42 x 29,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

L'Oie de feu - L'Oie au soleil (1990.10EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1990
56,5 x 75,5 cm (22,25 x 29,75 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Le Coq (1972.23EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Singe (1968.04EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
74,5 x 58,5 cm (29,25 x 23 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Chien (1968.14EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
77,5 x 58,5 cm (30,5 x 23 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Homard (1968.17EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
78 x 58 cm (30,75 x 22,75 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Feuilles V (1967.09EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1967
75 x 105 cm (29,5 x 41,25 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Original (1972.31EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Honni soit qui mal y pense (1987.04EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1987
56 x 75,5 cm (22 x 29,75 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Onion Island (1983.02EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1983
67 x 82 cm (26,5 x 32,25 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Le Chien (1972.27EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

L'Éléphant (1968.13EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
83 x 66,5 cm (32,75 x 26,25 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Anticosti 19 (1985.195P)

Mixed media on paper
1985
38 x 44,5 cm (15 x 17,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Turnbull (1972.34EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Grand Aigle (1968.09EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
66 x 85 cm (26 x 33,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Suite Finale (1972.18EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1972
160 x 116 cm (63 x 45,75 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Anticosti III (1985.11EST.GR.ALB)

Etching on paper
1985
44,5 x 38,5 cm (17,5 x 15 po)
$ 5000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Oies sauvages

Mixed media on Cap-tourmente essai mounted on canvas
1984
160 x 120 cm (63 x 47,25 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Au pays des carcajous (1976.07EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1976
61 x 85 cm (24 x 33,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Au pays du castor (1976.08EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1976
61 x 88 cm (24 x 34,75 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Petit Aigle (1968.11EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
58 x 77,5 cm (22,75 x 30,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Hibou (1972.33EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)
$ 4000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Canard (1968.16EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
74,5 x 58 cm (29,5 x 23 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Archibal (1953.010P)

Colored inks on paper
1953
46 x 37 cm (18 x 14,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Masque d'hiver (1980.09EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1980
71,5 x 52,5 cm (28,25 x 20,75 po)
$ 8000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Mauvaise Herbe (1976.04.EST.LI)

Lithograph on Arches paper
1976
57 x 38,5 cm (22,5 x 15 po)
$ 5000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Poisson sur Fond Bleu (1968.12EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
77,5 x 58 cm (30,5 x 22,75 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Masques et oiseaux (1980.05EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1980
71,5 x 53 cm (28,25 x 21 po)
$ 8000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre (1976.061P)

Charcoal on paper
1976
73,5 x 108 cm (29 x 42,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Voeux (1967.25EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1967
46 x 57 cm (18 x 22,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Au pays de l'hiver (1976.09EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1976
61,5 x 77 cm (24,25 x 30,25 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Grappes (1980.03EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1980
71,5 x 52,5 cm (28,25 x 20,75 po)
$ 8000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Brisées (1967.22EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1967
46 x 86 cm (18 x 33,75 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre (1966.005P)

Gouache on bark paper
1966
40,5 x 27 cm (16 x 10,5 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Aux Aguets (1980.11EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1980
71,5 x 52,5 cm (28 x 20,5 po)
$ 8000.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Un promeneur (1) (1990.01EST.GR.ALB)

Etching on paper
1988-1990
56,8 x 38,5 cm (22,5 x 15 po)
$ 4500.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Un promeneur (3) (1990.03EST.GR.ALB)

Etching on paper
1988-1990
56,8 x 38,5 cm (22,5 x 15 po)
$ 4500.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Un promeneur (4) (1990.04EST.GR.ALB)

Etching on paper
1988-1990
56,8 x 38,5 cm (22,5 x 15 po)
$ 4500.00 CAD framed

Jean Paul Riopelle

Les Oiseaux (1984.02EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1984
62,5 x 94,5 cm (24,5 x 37 po)
Price available on request

Jean Paul Riopelle

Sans titre - Oies sauvages inédite

Lithograph on paper
v. 1983
112 x 76 cm (44,09 x 29,92 in)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Au-de-ça (1995.01EST.SE)

Silkscreen on paper
1995
76 x 112 cm (30 x 44 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Avion à flotteurs

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Un promeneur (2) (1990.02EST.GR.ALB)

Etching on paper
1988-1990
56,8 x 38,5 cm (22,5 x 15 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Pizziwee

Lithograph on Arches paper
1979
44 x 50,5 cm (17 x 20 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Poison Ivy (1976.02.EST.LI)

Lithograph on Arches paper
1976
56 x 38 cm (22 x 15 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Anticosti IV (1985.12EST.GR.ALB)

Etching on paper
1985
44,5 x 38,5 cm (17,5 x 15 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Les Aigrettes (1968.07EST.GR)

Etching on paper
1968
77,5 x 58,5 cm (30,5 x 23 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Cap Tourmente (B) (1983.06eEST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1983
92 x 64,5 cm (36,25 x 25,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Dans le filet (1985.02EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1985
86,8 x 70 cm (34,25 x 27,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Two Head Island (1984.06EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1984
66 x 89,5 cm (26'' x 35 1/4'')

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Épinette (1972.24EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Hibou X (1970.011EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1970
65 x 47 cm (25,5 x 18,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Feu de forêt (1972.32EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

La chasse aux oies III (1981.07EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1981
65 x 78 cm (25,5 x 30,75 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Touché

Lithograph on paper
1981-1983
66,5 x 79,5 cm (26,25x 31,25 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Le Lac

Etching on paper
1985
22,2 x 28,5 cm (9 x 11,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Le Call (1972.30EST.LI.ALB)

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Anticosti I (1985.09EST.GR.ALB)

Etching on paper
1985
44,5 x 38,5 cm (17,5 x 15 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

Parler de corde, Galarneau

Lithograph on paper
1972
46 x 32 cm (18 x 12,5 po)

● not available

Jean Paul Riopelle

L'Ombrette (1983.03EST.LI)

Lithograph on paper
1983
116 x 77,5 cm (45,75 x 30,5 po)

● not available

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