Galerie Beyeler, Basel Yoshii Gallery, New York Private Collection, Japan Acquired from the above by the present owner
Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXIV: Psycho-sites, Paris 1984, p. 63, no. 218, illustrated
"[The Sites aléatoires] heighten the evocative power of the place portrayed… the presence of a human figure gives the place the necessary existence and vitality without which it might remain to the observer merely a network of incomprehensible planes and lines. The figures have the function of a catalyst that triggers the imagination." Jean Dubuffet Exh. Cat., Salzburg, Museum der Moderne (and travelling), Jean Dubuffet, 2003-04, p. 252
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate.
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