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Georges Mathieu

Lyrical Abstraction,Tachism,

  • Composition abstraite

Georges Mathieu

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

Composition abstraite, Circa 1967

Blue ink and Indian ink on paper
Signed initials lower right G.M.
Annotated below to the left Pour Alain et Michèle affectieusement
21.2 x 18.4 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 including 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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