Jean Dubuffet, ‘Mire G67 (Boléro)’, 1983, Painting, Acrylic on paper mounted on card laid on canvas, Phillips
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Jean Dubuffet

Mire G67 (Boléro), 1983

Acrylic on paper mounted on card laid on canvas
26 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
67 × 100 cm
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Signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J.D. '83' lower left
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, ‘Mire G67 (Boléro)’, 1983, Painting, Acrylic on paper mounted on card laid on canvas, Phillips
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Painting is a language much more immediate, and, at the same time, much more charged with meaning. Painting operates through signs which are not abstract and incorporeal like words.' Jean Dubuffet

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Signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J.D. '83' lower left
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

Mire G67 (Boléro), 1983

Acrylic on paper mounted on card laid on canvas
26 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
67 × 100 cm
Bidding closed
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