New York, The Pace Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: The Last Two Years, 2012, n.p., no. 6, illustrated in colour
Max Loreau, Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule XXXVI, Mires, Paris 1980, p. 33, no. 59, illustrated
“The Mires [...] have a familiar syntax, however nominally skewed. They reify the rules of graffiti art and children’s art -- seemingly rule-less and unruly, yet with their own rigid conventions and predictable character.”
Donald Kuspit, ‘Jean Dubuffet Quixotic Quicksand? Jean Dubuffet’s “Groundless” Paintings,’ Artnet Magazine, 31 January 2012, n.p.
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate. although the overall tonality is brighter and much more vibrant in the original, with the blues tending more towards a true cobalt blue.
Unexamined out of the frame, this work is in very good condition.
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