Lot 108
  • 108

Jean Dubuffet

100,000 - 150,000 USD
250,000 USD
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  • Jean Dubuffet
  • Site avec 8 Personnages
  • signed with the artist's initials and dated 81
  • acrylic on paper mounted to canvas


The Pace Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Houston
Christie's, New York, 8 May 1990, Lot 347
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 


Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Jean Dubuffet: Sites aux Figurines et Psycho-Sites, September - November 1981, p. 45, illustrated
New York, The Pace Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: Partitions 1980-81, Psycho-Sites 1981, December 1982 - January 1983, illustrated


Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXIV: Psycho-sites, Paris 1984, cat. no. 19, p. 14, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"My desire is to make the site evoked by the picture something phantasmagoric; and that can be achieved only by jumbling together more or less veristic elements with interventions of arbitrary character aiming at unreality. I want my street to be crazy, my broad avenues, shops and buildings to join in a crazy dance, and that is why I deform and denature their contours and colors." 

Jean Dubuffet