Jean Dubuffet

French, 1901–1985

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In his seminal modernist paintings, Jean Dubuffet delved deep into questions of ground and materiality. Such themes were highly charged during the post–WWII period in which he worked, shortly after the destruction of many European cities as well as …

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$24.8m, Christie's, 2015
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Solitude illuminée, 1975
Sold on Jul 20, 2021
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Print
screenprint in colors, on Arches paper
58.4 x 82.9 cm
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$15,000
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Jul 20, 2021
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) screenprint in colors, on Arches paper, 1975, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 8/50 (there were also six artist's proofs), published by Pace Editions, Inc, New York Image: 325⁄8 x 23 in. (829 x 584 mm.) Sheet: 381⁄8 x 281⁄8 in. (968 x 714 mm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Solitude illuminée, 1975
screenprint in colors, on Arches paper
Jul 20, 2021
Christie's
$15,000
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58.4 x 82.9 cm
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Jul 20, 2021
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$15,000
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) screenprint in colors, on Arches paper, 1975, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 8/50 (there were also six artist's proofs), published by Pace Editions, Inc, New York Image: 325⁄8 x 23 in. (829 x 584 mm.) Sheet: 381⁄8 x 281⁄8 in. (968 x 714 mm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Les Passants, 1982
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lithograph in colors, on Arches paper
99.7 x 66.4 cm
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$20,000
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Jul 20, 2021
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, 1982, initialed and dated in pencil, numbered 5/50, published by Pace Editions, Inc., New York Image: 261⁄8 x 391⁄4 in. (664 x 997 mm.) Sheet: 313⁄4 x 453⁄8 in. (807 x 1153 mm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Les Passants, 1982
lithograph in colors, on Arches paper
Jul 20, 2021
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99.7 x 66.4 cm
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, 1982, initialed and dated in pencil, numbered 5/50, published by Pace Editions, Inc., New York Image: 261⁄8 x 391⁄4 in. (664 x 997 mm.) Sheet: 313⁄4 x 453⁄8 in. (807 x 1153 mm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Villa 3 (M97) 17/4/1966, 1966
Sold on Jul 7, 2021
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felt-tip pen on paper
21.0 x 27.3 cm
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£16,250
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Jul 7, 2021
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J.D. 66' (lower right) felt-tip pen on paper 103⁄4 x 81⁄4in. (27.3 x 21cm.) Executed in 1966 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Villa 3 (M97) 17/4/1966, 1966
felt-tip pen on paper
Jul 7, 2021
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£16,250
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21.0 x 27.3 cm
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Jul 7, 2021
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£16,250
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J.D. 66' (lower right) felt-tip pen on paper 103⁄4 x 81⁄4in. (27.3 x 21cm.) Executed in 1966 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Porte de l'oasis avec traces de pas, 1948
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coloured pencil on paper mounted on board
36.2 x 27.94 cm
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Jul 2, 2021
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 48' (lower right) coloured pencil on paper mounted on board 11 x 14 ¼in. (27.8 x 36.2cm.) Executed in 1948
Porte de l'oasis avec traces de pas, 1948
coloured pencil on paper mounted on board
Jul 2, 2021
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36.2 x 27.94 cm
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Jul 2, 2021
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 48' (lower right) coloured pencil on paper mounted on board 11 x 14 ¼in. (27.8 x 36.2cm.) Executed in 1948
Arabe à la gandoura, 1948
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£17,500
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coloured pencil on paper laid on card
22.86 x 32.07 cm
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£17,500
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Jul 2, 2021
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 48' (lower right) coloured pencil on paper laid on card 12 5/8 x 9 ½in. (32 x 24cm.) Executed in 1948
Arabe à la gandoura, 1948
coloured pencil on paper laid on card
Jul 2, 2021
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£17,500
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22.86 x 32.07 cm
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Jul 2, 2021
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£17,500
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JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985) signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 48' (lower right) coloured pencil on paper laid on card 12 5/8 x 9 ½in. (32 x 24cm.) Executed in 1948
Le sentencieux, 1958
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
€740,000
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oil on canvas
71.12 x 88.9 cm
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€740,000
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Jun 30, 2021
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé et daté 'J. Dubuffet 58' (en haut à droite); signé, titré et daté '"Le Sentencieux" avril 58 J. Dubuffet' (au dos) huile sur toile 91 x 73.5 cm. Peint en 1958. signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 58' (upper right); signed, titled and dated '"Le Sentencieux" avril 58 J. Dubuffet' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 35 x 28 in. Painted in 1958.
Le sentencieux, 1958
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
€740,000
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71.12 x 88.9 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
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€740,000
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé et daté 'J. Dubuffet 58' (en haut à droite); signé, titré et daté '"Le Sentencieux" avril 58 J. Dubuffet' (au dos) huile sur toile 91 x 73.5 cm. Peint en 1958. signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 58' (upper right); signed, titled and dated '"Le Sentencieux" avril 58 J. Dubuffet' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 35 x 28 in. Painted in 1958.
L'africain, 1956
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€740,000
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oil on assembled canvases
35.0 x 62.0 cm
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€740,000
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Jun 30, 2021
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé et daté ‘J. Dubuffet 56’ (en haut à gauche); signé, titré et daté ‘"L’africain" J. Dubuffet août 56’ (au dos) huile sur toiles assemblées 62 x 35 cm. Réalisé en 1956. signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 56' (upper left); signed, titled and dated ‘"L’africain" J. Dubuffet août 56’ (on the reverse) oil on assembled canvases 24 3/8 x 13 ¾ in. Executed in 1956.
L'africain, 1956
oil on assembled canvases
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
€740,000
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35.0 x 62.0 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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€740,000
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé et daté ‘J. Dubuffet 56’ (en haut à gauche); signé, titré et daté ‘"L’africain" J. Dubuffet août 56’ (au dos) huile sur toiles assemblées 62 x 35 cm. Réalisé en 1956. signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 56' (upper left); signed, titled and dated ‘"L’africain" J. Dubuffet août 56’ (on the reverse) oil on assembled canvases 24 3/8 x 13 ¾ in. Executed in 1956.
Le chien mangeur de cheveux, 1943
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
€1,040,000
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oil on canvas
66.5 x 50.0 cm
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€1,040,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé et daté ‘J. Dubuffet VI 43’ (en haut à droite) huile sur toile 50 x 66.5 cm. Peint en 1943 signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet VI 43' (upper right) oil on canvas 19 5/8 x 26 1/8 in. Painted in 1943
Le chien mangeur de cheveux, 1943
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
€1,040,000
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66.5 x 50.0 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
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€1,040,000
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé et daté ‘J. Dubuffet VI 43’ (en haut à droite) huile sur toile 50 x 66.5 cm. Peint en 1943 signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet VI 43' (upper right) oil on canvas 19 5/8 x 26 1/8 in. Painted in 1943
Blanchissage, Pharmacie (site urbain avec six personnages), 1962
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€1,460,000
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Work on Paper
gouache sur papier, gouache on paper
66.04 x 49.85 cm
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€1,460,000
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Jun 30, 2021
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé des initiales et daté 'J.D. 62' (en bas au centre) gouache sur papier 50 x 67 cm. Réalisé en 1962. signed with the initials and dated 'J.D. 62' (lower center) gouache on paper 19 5/8 x 26 3/8 in. Executed in 1962.
Blanchissage, Pharmacie (site urbain avec six personnages), 1962
gouache sur papier, gouache on paper
Jun 30, 2021
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€1,460,000
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Work on Paper
66.04 x 49.85 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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€1,460,000
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) signé des initiales et daté 'J.D. 62' (en bas au centre) gouache sur papier 50 x 67 cm. Réalisé en 1962. signed with the initials and dated 'J.D. 62' (lower center) gouache on paper 19 5/8 x 26 3/8 in. Executed in 1962.
Site au ciel bleu avec personnage 《藍天下的人》, 1974
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
£1,164,500
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Painting
vinyl on canvas
118.1 x 250.8 cm
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£1,164,500
Auction Sale
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a New York Charitable Family Trust signed with the artist's initials and dated 74; signed, titled and dated 74 on the reverse vinyl on canvas 250.8 by 118.1 cm. 98¾ by 46½ in. Executed in October 1974. 款識:藝術家簽姓名縮寫並紀年74;簽名、書題目並紀年74(背面) 乙烯基塑料及畫布 250.8 x 118.1 公分;98 ¾ x 46 ½ 英寸 1974年10月作
Site au ciel bleu avec personnage 《藍天下的人》, 1974
vinyl on canvas
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
£1,164,500
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118.1 x 250.8 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
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£1,164,500
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Property from a New York Charitable Family Trust signed with the artist's initials and dated 74; signed, titled and dated 74 on the reverse vinyl on canvas 250.8 by 118.1 cm. 98¾ by 46½ in. Executed in October 1974. 款識:藝術家簽姓名縮寫並紀年74;簽名、書題目並紀年74(背面) 乙烯基塑料及畫布 250.8 x 118.1 公分;98 ¾ x 46 ½ 英寸 1974年10月作