Lot 9
  • 9

Jean Dubuffet

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 EUR
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Description

  • Jean Dubuffet
  • Champ d'expansion
  • porte le cachet de l'artiste
  • acrylique sur papier marouflé sur toile
  • 100 x 67 cm; 39 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.
  • Exécuté le 25 octobre 1984.

Provenance

Succession de l'artiste
Collection particulière, Paris
Acquis auprès de celle-ci par le propriétaire actuel en octobre 1990

Literature

Max Loreau, Catalogue Raisonné des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXVII, Non-lieux, Paris, 1989, no, 183, p. 74, illustré en couleurs

Condition

The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration although the overall tonality is less contrasted. Each of the four corners is slightly wavy, inherent to the laid down technique. There are very minor wears along the lower edge of the paper, by the left corner, only visible under very close inspection. This work is in very good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

"Dénier à notre entendement toute validité, tous nos concepts récusés sans aucune exception. Nier que soit possible aucune forme de connaissance de quoi que ce soit, aucune connaissance d'un être par un autre être. Invalider la notion de vérité - n'y ayant de vérité que subjective et relative, indéfiniment déplaçable. Illusoires les objets dont nous nous croyons entourés. Aberrantes nos conceptions de l'écoulement du temps, celles de fini ou infini, de courbe ou rectiligne, de vide ou plein et de matière. Il n'y a pas de matière, il n'y a rien qu'élans énérgétiques en incessant mouvement, dénués d'aucune tangible consistance..."
Jean Dubuffet, septembre 1984

"So absolute as to refuse that our understanding is at all valid, to reject without exception every one of our concepts. So utter as to deny that any form of knowledge of anything at all, any knowledge of one being another, is even possible. So complete as to invalidate the notion of truth - as there is no truth but a subjective, relative, infinitely removable truth. The objects by which we believe ourselves to be surrounded are an illusion. Our conceptions of the passage of time, of finite and infinite, of curve and straight, of empty of full and of material are all aberrations. There is no material, there is nothing but an impetus of energy in ceaseless movement, bereft of any tangible concistency..."
Jean Dubuffet, September 1984