Waddington Custot Galleries, London Acquired from the above by the present owner
Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXVI: Mires, Paris 1988, p. 61, no. 131, illustrated
"The idea of the 'Mires' is one of philosophical time. It is radical, it implies totally negating the word and reconstituting thought from the starting point of completely new givens and mechanisms." Jean Dubuffet Exh. Cat., Venice, Biennale de Venise, Pavillon français, Mires, 1983-84, n.p.
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the yellow is slightly lighter in the original.
Please refer to the Contemporary Art department for the condition report. "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."