Lot 146
  • 146

Jean Dubuffet

200,000 - 300,000 USD
442,000 USD
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  • Jean Dubuffet
  • Château bleu III
  • signed with the artist’s initials and dated 75; titled on the reverse
  • acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
  • 26 1/8 by 40 in. 66.5 by 101.5 cm.


Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Private Collection
Christie's, London, 15 October 1992, Lot 45
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner


Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, J. Dubuffet: Parachiffres, Mondanités et Autres Peintures de 1975, January - June 1976, cat. no. 127 (Paris), cat. no. 35 (Basel), illustrated in color
Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein; Hagen, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Jean Dubuffet: Werke 1963-1976, March 1977 - February 1978, cat. no. 45, p. 55, illustrated in color


Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fasciule XXX: Parachiffres, Mondanités, Lieux Abrégés, Paris 1980, cat. no. 276, p. 120, illustrated
Andreas Franzke, Dubuffet, Basel 1975, cat. no. 124, p. 148, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Let us seek instead ingenious ways to flatten objects on the surface; and let the surface speak its own language and not an artificial language of three-dimensional space which is not proper to it...I feel the need to leave the surface visibly flat. The objects represented will be transformed into pancakes, as though flattened by a pressing iron."

Jean Dubuffet