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Art Miami 2018December 4 - 9, 2018

Jean-Paul Riopelle's ‘Sans titre' was executed during a period of transition in his stylistic output. Having previously painted using the method of action painting synonymous with Jackson Pollock, Riopelle turned towards more conventional painting techniques. Sans titre, while bearing many of the hallmarks of a certain American Abstract Expressionist style, reveals a more methodical process where saturated colour is built up in layers and applied using a palette knife. However, as a work on paper he could not afford to use such heavy impastos as was his practice in oil painting. ‘Sans titre' perhaps represents the introduction of a new aesthetic where the sheer weight of paint had to be reduced due the very nature of the medium. The manifestation of this is apparent as areas of paper remain exposed; creating a void that brings passages of calm to the frenetic movement around it.
The subsequent effect is a visual patchwork of vibrant, luminous colours that are brought together harmoniously despite the seemingly energetic and free technique. By the mid to late 1950s Riopelle was at his peak – his understanding of the application of paint and the diversity of sources for his inspiration (from deep Canadian forests to post-war Paris) produced a magnificent body of work in the years running up to his prolific, but less interesting, 1960s output.

Art Miami 2018December 4 - 9, 2018

Waterhouse & Dodd is pleased to announce our return to Art Miami for our 8th year, where we will be featuring a fine selection of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary British, European, and American art.

A few highlights from our carefully curated booth will include works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Fernand Leger, Robert Rauschenberg, and Alex Katz, alongside works by contemporary artists Sophie Ryder, Athar Jaber, August Muth, Jean-Francois Rauzier and more.

For additional information please contact Ray Waterhouse (+1 917 821 3131), Sandra Safta Waterhouse (+1 917 821 4141) or Jonathan Dodd


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At NE 14th Street on Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & Macarthur Causeways

Miami, FL 33132


Tuesday, December 4 5:30pm – 10pm


Wednesday, December 5: 11 am - 8 pm

Thursday, December 6: 11am - 8pm

Friday, December 7: 11am - 8pm

Saturday, December 8: 11am - 8pm

Sunday, December 9: 11am - 6pm