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Jean Dubuffet
LES CHAPEAUX ROUGES
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

Jean Dubuffet
LES CHAPEAUX ROUGES
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Details & Cataloguing

Art Contemporain – Evening Sale

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Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
LES CHAPEAUX ROUGES
signed and dated 52; signed, titled and dated Novembre 1952 on the reverse
oil on canvas
97 x 130 cm; 38 3/16 x 51 3/16 in.
Executed in 1952.
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Provenance

Carlo Frua de Angeli Collection, Paris
Waddington Galleries, London
Private Collection, Belgium
Christian Fayt Art Gallery, Belgium
Acquired from the above by the current owner

Exhibited

Leverkusen, Château de Morsbroich, Jean Dubuffet, August - October 1957; catalogue, n.p., no. 30
Montreal, Laudau Beaux-Arts, Qui rassemble la foule...la captive, October - November 1988

Literature

Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule VIII, Lieux momentanés, pâtes battues, Paris, 1979, p. 27, no. 19, illustrated
Marcel Paquet, Dubuffet, Paris, 1993, p. 92, no. 108, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“Without bread, man dies of hunger, but without art, he dies of boredom.”

Jean Dubuffet

“I am passionate about savagery in all ways.”

Jean Dubuffet

“After having explored the language of physical phenomenon through the reliefs and hollows of his works, Dubuffet exploited the spontaneity of coloured liquids and the geography of their interpenetrations in Lieux momentanes. Dubuffet was passionate about materials, and remained so for a long time, until 1961. However that which he scrunitised and listened to for the moment, presented the advantage of adapting to the arbitrary appetite which had taken hold of the creator. Thus Dubuffet discovered a field of substance in accordance with his ambitions: creating a rivalry of fates, an increase of the arbitrary.”

Max Loreau, Foreword of the Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Lieux momentanes, pates battues, June 1967

Art Contemporain – Evening Sale

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Paris