Jean Dubuffet, ‘Idéoplasme I’, 1984, Phillips

Initialed and dated 'J.D. 84' lower right.

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"Dubuffet: Form and Texture"

James Goodman Gallery, New York (October 21 - December 15, 2015)

M. Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet- Non Lieux, Fascicule XXXVII, Paris, Les Editions de Minuit, 1989, no. 144, p. 61 (illustrated)

James Goodman Gallery, New York
Collection of Daniel Varenne, Geneva
Solomon & Co. Fine Art, New York
James Goodman Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York Acquired from the above

About Jean Dubuffet

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 the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the war. The surfaces of his canvases are thick and clotted; their aesthetic is muddy and scatological. Dubuffet coined the term “Art Brut” to describe the kind of work that he collected and aspired toward: the untrained, outsider art of alienated groups, including children and the mentally ill. His own paintings are purposefully “deskilled,” often possessing the spontaneity and crude aesthetic of finger paintings.

French, 1901-1985, Le Havre, France, based in Paris, France