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Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
SITE AVEC 5 PERSONNAGES
signed with the artist's initials and dated 81
acrylic on paper laid down on canvas
67 by 50 cm. 26 1/2 by 19 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Yoshii Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Japan
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXIV: Psycho-sites, Paris 1984, p. 63, no. 218, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"[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

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