Jean Dubuffet, ‘Texte Terreux’, Executed May 1959, Stern Pissarro
Jean Dubuffet, ‘Texte Terreux’, Executed May 1959, Stern Pissarro
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Signature: Signed and dated J. Dubuffet 59 Signed J. Dubuffet titled Texte Terreux and dated on the reverse mai 59

Paris, Galerie de France; Paris, Galerie Baudouin Lebon, Dubuffet: Sols et Terrains, 1956-1960, 12th January – 5th March 1988, p. 67 (illustrated)
New York, Arnold Herstand & Company, Dubuffet, Earth and Terrain: Assemblages, Texturologies and Materiologies: Paintings and Works on Paper from 1955-1962, 6th May – 8th July 1989, no. 4 (illustrated)

M. Loreau, Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XIV: Célébration du Sol II, Texturologies, Topographies, Lausanne, 1969, no. 183, p. 113 (illustrated)

Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris
Private collection, Paris, acquired from the above in 1960

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