Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

New York

Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
signed and dated 52; signed, titled and dated Janvier 52 New York on the reverse
oil on Masonite
31 7/8 by 36 in. 81 by 91.4 cm.
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Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Avignon, Palais des Papes, Dubuffet: Hauts lieux: paysages 1944-1984, June - October 1994, p. 53, illustrated in color
Cologne, Galerie Karsten Greve, Jean Dubuffet: Bilder 1943-1955, January - March 1999
Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Water Mill, Parrish Art Museum, Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet, February - October 2013, p. 49, illustrated in color
New York, James Goodman Gallery, Dubuffet: Form & Texture, October - December 2015, p. 13, illustrated in color


Lorenza Trucchi, Ed., Jean Dubuffet, Rome 1965cat. no. 120, p. 157, illustrated 
Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule VII: Tables paysagées, paysages du mental, pierres philosophiques, Paris 1984, cat. no. 126, p. 83, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"One must not confuse what the eyes apprehend with what happens when the mind takes it in. In any single instant the eyes see only a side facing them, they converge on a small field. The mind totalizes; it recapitulates all the fields; it makes them dance together...Perhaps we live in a world invented by ourselves."

Jean Dubuffet

Contemporary Curated

New York