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Jean Paul Riopelle –The centennial in France
Fondation Maeght, St-Paul de Vence

Fondation Maeght
July 01st, 2023 - November 12th, 2023

Jean Paul Riopelle, Sans titre (1971), Acrylique sur lithographie marouflée sur toile, 120 x 160 cm, Collection privée © ADAGP, Paris, 2023.

The Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence presents a monographic exhibition dedicated to Canadian artist Jean Paul Riopelle as part of “Riopelle 100”, to mark the centenary of the artist’s birth. From July 1st to November 12th, the exhibition will show Riopelle’s work as it has never been seen before thanks to numerous exclusive loans and the curatorship of his daughter, Yseult Riopelle.

“Jean Paul Riopelle – Essence of studios” will showcase more than 180 works, including both seminal and previously unseen works, and offer a journey through the various techniques used by the artist. It is a journey to the heart of the works produced in the various studios that Riopelle occupied on both sides of the Atlantic over the course of his long and prolific career.

This exhibition at the Fondation includes a special summer programme: concerts, film screenings on Jean Paul Riopelle, and the great return of dance to the Fondation with Noé Soulier’s “Passages” in sets that Riopelle had imagined for Merce Cunningham in 1967.

Jean Paul Riopelle, born in Montreal on 7 October 1923 and died on 12 March 2002, was a Canadian painter, printmaker and sculptor. From his birthplace, Montreal, to his forty years or so in France, Riopelle’s artistic and cultural legacy spans the four corners of the globe.

Under the High Patronage of the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Ambassador of Canada to France and Monaco

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In partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre


Fondation Maeght
623, Chemin des Gardettes, Saint-Paul de Vence

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