Lot 131
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Jean Dubuffet

120,000 - 180,000 USD
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  • Jean Dubuffet
  • Élément de Sol au Petit Diapré
  • signed and dated 57; signed, titled and dated oct 57 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 28 3/4 by 36 1/4 in. 73 by 92 cm.
oil on canvas
73 by 92cm.
Executed on 5 October 1957.


Paul Facchetti, Paris
Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
E.J. Power, London
Waddington Galleries, London
Acquired by the present owner from the above circa 2000


London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, Jean Dubuffet: Paintings 1943-1957, April - May 1958, cat. no. 26, p. 41, illustrated
Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft; Kunsthalle Zurich, Jean Dubuffet, October 1960 - January 1961, cat. no. 72 (Hanover) and cat. no. 78 (Zurich)


Max Loreau, ed., Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XIII: Célébrations du sol I, lieux cursif, texturologies, topographies, Lausanne, 1969, cat. no. 83, p. 65, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"The Texturologies are carpets of sky in dusty colors reminiscent of the arid and sandy floor of the Saharan desert, which had so fascinated [Dubuffet] ten years earlier. In the desert, the earth and the sky come together, they meet and merge...the ground and the constellations are found in conjunction." - Valérie Da Costa and Fabrice Hergott in Jean Dubuffet: Works | Writings | Interviews, Barcelona, 2006, p. 65