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Jean Dubuffet

The Donation

Silkscreen
30 × 19 1/4 in
76.2 × 48.9 cm
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Poster for the Jean Dubuffet exhibition titled 'The Donation Dubuffet' which was held at …

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Poster for the Jean Dubuffet exhibition titled 'The Donation Dubuffet' which was held at the Museum of Decorative Arts. Paper loss in the top right corner of the print.

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Museum of Decorative Arts
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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Poster for the Jean Dubuffet exhibition titled 'The Donation Dubuffet' which was held at …

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Poster for the Jean Dubuffet exhibition titled 'The Donation Dubuffet' which was held at the Museum of Decorative Arts. Paper loss in the top right corner of the print.

Publisher
Museum of Decorative Arts
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

The Donation

Silkscreen
30 × 19 1/4 in
76.2 × 48.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Sold
location
Brooklyn
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