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Jean Paul Riopelle was born in Montreal, Canada in 1923, and studied to the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Montreal in 1943. Like many North American artists, Riopelle went to Paris following World War II to study, but took up permanent residence there.

A contributor to European Abstract Expressionism, Riopelle's characteristic abstractions are gestural, with thick paint applied with a palette knife.

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982
White | Black
Work by Miquel Barceló, Louise Bourgeois, Jean Dubuffet, Jacob El Hanani, Keith Haring, Rashid Johnson, Robert Longo, Jean Paul Riopelle, Joaquín Torres-García, and Andy Warhol August 13 - September 28, 2018
Ed Ruscha, Rusty Silencers, 1979
Off Canvas: Drawing
April 14 – June 11, 2015
Jean Paul Riopelle, Quinze Chevaux Citroën (Fifteen Horsepower Citroën), 1952
Grands Formats September 16 – October 22, 2009
Riopelle / Miró: Color cover
Riopelle / Miró: Color
October 1 - December 11, 2015
Off Canvas: Drawing cover
Off Canvas: Drawing
April 15 - June 12, 2015
Riopelle: Grands Formats Catalogue Cover
Riopelle: Grands Formats
(OUT OF PRINT) Fall 2009
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Critic's Pick | Contemporary Art October 16
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Five Design-Focused Gallery Shows Open in New York City September 22, 2015

New York City galleries fill up with furniture. This time it’s not the seating, it’s the show


This fall, a crop of artist-made chairs, tables, sofas, and ceramics has found its way into the New York City gallery circuit, prompting us to reassess the once-utilitarian forms.


Best known for his colorful, surrealistic paintings, later in life Joan Miró also made sculptures that nodded to basic furniture forms. For the show “Riopelle/Miró: Color,” Acquavella Galleries showcases the relationship between Jean Paul Riopelle’s oil paintings and Miró’s painted bronze sculptures—several comprising stools—from the mid-1960s. October 1 through December 11 at Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street;


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