Roofs, Paris

Jean Hélion (French, Couterne 1904–1987 Paris)
Oil on canvas
34 x 51 3/8 in. (86.4 x 130.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of The Joseph Cantor Foundation, 1982
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): H.58; (verso): Hélion/ Paris/ 58
the artist, Paris (from 1958; sold to Cantor); Joseph Cantor, Carmel, Ind. (until d. 1981); Joseph Cantor Foundation, Indianapolis (1981–82; their gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Aspects of the City," July 31–September 30, 1984, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Jean Hélion: Seven Paintings from the Museum's Collection," July–October 31, 1998, no catalogue.

P. G. Brugière. Jean Hélion. Paris, 1970, pp. 109–10, discusses the "Roofs" series.

Mark Riebling. "'Aspects of the City' Mixes Variety of Artists and Styles." Columbia Daily Spectator (September 7, 1984), p. 5.

Richard F. Shepard. "Going Out Guide: City Lights." New York Times (August 1, 1984), p. C22.

Henry-Claude Cousseau. Hélion. Paris, 1992, pp. 24, 43, 48, discusses the "Roofs" series.