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Georges Mathieu

Lyrical Abstraction,Tachism,

Georges Mathieu

(Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1921 – Boulogne-Billancourt, 2012)

Composition abstraite, 1987

Blue ink, Indian ink and collage on paper
Signed lower right Mathieu
Dated lower right 87
Annotated bottom right Pour Alain et Michèle Carles
30.9 x 20.2 cm

Provenance :
- Alain and Michèle Carles Collection, Paris
- Succession Michèle Carles, born Dubeuf, Paris


Alain Carles (Perpignan, 1924 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 2002) presented himself as "the most important collector of Mathieu's paintings". He was a director of companies that included  Printemps. His wife, Michèle (Saint-Etienne, 1913 - Paris, 2019), née Dubeuf, was a pharmacist. Their Mathieu collection consisted of 20 paintings specially painted for the couple from 1976 to 1987. All of the Master's paintings were hung in their apartment in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. The couple also had often signed drawings, all the medals created by the artist as well as most of the works on Mathieu in their first editions. A great friendship linked this couple of patrons to the Master of Lyrical Abstraction.


View of the Parisian apartment of Alain and Michèle Carles. On the wall, the paintings of Mathieu


Portrait of Mathieu
Photography autographed Pour Alain Carles avec l’amitié de Mathieu

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