One of the most notable characteristics of Jean-Paul Riopelle during the late 1960's and into the 70's was his curiosity and versatility. 

The artist began experimenting with different medium; ink on paper, collage, monochromatic paintings, artist books and lithography.

This work "L'Indien" (the Indian) is the main image from the artist's book "Parler De Cordes" (with the text by Pierre Schneider).

"Parler de Corde" was inspired by string games played by the Inuit. ¬†Schneider explained such games were the equivalent of ‚Äúwords uttered with the fingers‚ÄĚ - while most of Riopelle's works are decidedly abstract, occasionally there are allusions of representation. The thick black squiggle that dominates the colourful background could easily be interpreted as depiction of such a cord.¬†

This is distinctive paradigm of Riopelle's printmaking. 

This work can be found in public collections including le Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

To see another fine example of a Riopelle lithograph, click here. 

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The edition was printed by "Imprimerie ARTE Adrien Maeght" and published by Maeght in Paris in in 1972.

Literature: Yseult Riopelle, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Catalogue Raisonne des Estampes, 2005, page 38 for a discussion about Parler de Corde. Reference: YR 1972.25 EST.LI.ALB

Additional images available on request. 

Signed and numbered by the artist.

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper

From an edition of 75

21"H 13.5"W 

Very good condition. 

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