A work by Riopelle stolen in 2005 is found in Mirabel
Jean-Paul Riopelle's work found in Mirabel
A work by painter Jean-Paul Riopelle which was stolen in June 2005 was found by investigators from the Economic Crimes Investigation Service of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) on July 20 in a residence in Mirabel during a search.
On the spot, the police got their hands on a lithograph of Jean-Paul Riopelle who had been missing for more than 17 years. The SQ made the announcement in a press release on Friday morning.
La SQ a procédé le 20 juillet dernier à une perquisition dans une résidence de Mirabel. Sur place, les policiers ont mis la main sur une lithographie de Jean-Paul Riopelle qui aurait été volée le 30 juin 2005 à l’atelier du peintre.https://t.co/LKqIAMN3t5
— Sûreté du Québec (@sureteduquebec) August 26, 2022
Work found (credit: SQ)
On June 30, 2005, four works by Jean-Paul Riopelle were stolen from the painter’s former studio, located in Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, following a break-in. To date, three of these works are still wanted.
Anyone who has information about this theft or the works sought is asked to contact the Information Center of the Sûreté du Québec at 1-800-659-4264.
Work still wanted (credit: SQ)
Work still sought after (credit: SQ)