Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) began painting at the age of seventeen and studied briefly at the Académie Julian, Paris. After seven years, he abandoned painting and became a wine merchant. During the thirties, he painted again for a short time, but it was not until 1942 that he began the work which has distinguished him as an outstanding innovator in postwar European painting. Dubuffet's interest in art brut, the art of the insane, and that of the untrained person, whether a caveman or the originator of contemporary graffiti, led him to emulate this directly expressive and untutored style in his own work. His paintings from the early forties in brightly colored oils were soon followed by works in which he employed such unorthodox materials as cement, plaster, tar, and asphalt-scraped, carved and cut and drawn upon with a rudimentary, spontaneous line. Jean Dubuffet has been represented by the Gallery since 1967.

Images
, August 15, 1984. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-1/2" x 39-1/2" (67.3 cm x 100.3 cm).
Epanouissement, August 15, 1984. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-1/2" x 39-1/2" (67.3 cm x 100.3 cm).
, August 27, 1984. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-1/4" x 39-1/4" (66.7 cm x 99.7 cm).
Dramatique XII, August 27, 1984. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-1/4" x 39-1/4" (66.7 cm x 99.7 cm).
, June 22, 1981. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-3/8 x 19-5/8" (67 x 49.8 cm).
Site avec 8 personnages (E 184), June 22, 1981. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-3/8 x 19-5/8" (67 x 49.8 cm).
, June 22, 1983. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-3/8" x 39-3/8" (67 cm x 100 cm).
Mire G 96 (Kowloon), June 22, 1983. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-3/8" x 39-3/8" (67 cm x 100 cm).
acrylic and collage on paper mounted on canvas, 8' 2" x 10' 7-3/4" (248.9 cm x 324.5 cm).
Fête Villageoiseacrylic and collage on paper mounted on canvas, 8' 2" x 10' 7-3/4" (248.9 cm x 324.5 cm).
, 1969-. polyurethane paint on polyester and epoxy, 27' 6-3/4" x 25' x 17' 8-5/8" (8.4 m x 7.62 m x 5.4 m).
Theatre aux arbres, 1969-. polyurethane paint on polyester and epoxy, 27' 6-3/4" x 25' x 17' 8-5/8" (8.4 m x 7.62 m x 5.4 m).
, 1974-2008. polyurethane paint on epoxy, 13' 1" x 27' 3" x 16' 8" (398.8 cm x 830.6 cm x 508 cm), overall, installed.
Welcome Parade, 1974-2008. polyurethane paint on epoxy, 13' 1" x 27' 3" x 16' 8" (398.8 cm x 830.6 cm x 508 cm), overall, installed.
butterfly wing collage, 9" x 11-1/2" (22.9 cm x 29.2 cm).
Jardin medevealbutterfly wing collage, 9" x 11-1/2" (22.9 cm x 29.2 cm).
, September 1951. oil on canvas, 24-1/2" x 32" (62.2 cm x 81.3 cm).
Table Aux Feuillages, September 1951. oil on canvas, 24-1/2" x 32" (62.2 cm x 81.3 cm).
clinker, glass and concrete, 14-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 5-1/4" (36.8 cm x 21 cm x 13.3 cm).
Vieillard Eploréclinker, glass and concrete, 14-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 5-1/4" (36.8 cm x 21 cm x 13.3 cm).
, 10/24/78. ink on paper with collage, 20 x 27-1/2.
Memoration XIV, 10/24/78. ink on paper with collage, 20 x 27-1/2.
, December 27, 1974. vinyl paint and India ink on paper mounted on canvas, 27 x 39-3/4" (68.6 x 101 cm).
Parachiffre XX, December 27, 1974. vinyl paint and India ink on paper mounted on canvas, 27 x 39-3/4" (68.6 x 101 cm).
, February 9, 1975. vinyl paint and acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 25-1/4 x 36-1/4" (64.1 x 92.1 cm).
Parachiffre LIII, February 9, 1975. vinyl paint and acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 25-1/4 x 36-1/4" (64.1 x 92.1 cm).

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Epanouissement , August 15, 1984. acrylic on canvas-backed paper, 26-1/2" x 39-1/2" (67.3 cm x 100.3 cm).