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Jean Dubuffet

La Fleur de Barbe (Webel 775-779), 1960

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19 7/10 × 13 in
50 × 33 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Comprising five collotypes, with title-page, text and justification this copy numbered in red …

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Comprising five collotypes, with title-page, text and justification this copy numbered in red crayon from the edition of 500, on Arches paper, the full sheets loose in the original paper wrappers and paper covered slip case, overall size 500 x 330mm (19 5/8 x 13in)

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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 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.

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Comprising five collotypes, with title-page, text and justification this copy numbered in red …

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Comprising five collotypes, with title-page, text and justification this copy numbered in red crayon from the edition of 500, on Arches paper, the full sheets loose in the original paper wrappers and paper covered slip case, overall size 500 x 330mm (19 5/8 x 13in)

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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 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.

Jean Dubuffet

La Fleur de Barbe (Webel 775-779), 1960

Book
19 7/10 × 13 in
50 × 33 cm
Edition of 500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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