A tribute to Riopelle - amidst the Kusama craze at the AGO currently it’s easy to overlook the other major exhibit, Mitchell Riopelle.
On my main floor hangs the painting on the right entitled “A Tribute to Riopelle” by an artist named Stan Vogt. I’ve had it since 2004 and always knew its reference. So, 14 years later I finally got to experience the real thing IRL. I still love mine better 😊 but it was so good to see the inspiration from which it came (at a fraction of the cost!) Thank you, Stan Vogt, wherever you are. Your colour and exuberance stands up to the inspiration.