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Jean Dubuffet

Maquette for Personnage au chapeau

Printed paper collage and ink on acetate mounted on paper
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)

Maquette for Personnage au chapeau

dated '23/4/61' (lower right) …

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Dated '23/4/61' (lower right) and extensively inscribed with artist's notations (lower margin)
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, ‘Maquette for Personnage au chapeau’, Christie's
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About the work
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Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)

Maquette for Personnage au chapeau

dated '23/4/61' (lower right) and extensively inscribed with artist's notations (lower margin)

printed paper collage and ink on acetate mounted on paper

25 x 13 3/4 in. (63.5 x 34.9 cm.)

Executed in 1961.

Signature
Dated '23/4/61' (lower right) and extensively inscribed with artist's notations (lower margin)
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

Maquette for Personnage au chapeau

Printed paper collage and ink on acetate mounted on paper
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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