Lot 123
  • 123

Jean Dubuffet

250,000 - 350,000 USD
519,000 USD
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  • Jean Dubuffet
  • Animation Parcellaire
  • signed with the artist's initials and dated 79 
  • acrylic and paper collage on paper mounted to canvas
  • 33  1/2  x 20  1/4  inches


The Pace Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 1980


New York, The Pace Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: Recent Paintings, October - November 1980, illustrated


Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue de Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXII: Théâtres de Mémoire, Paris 1982, cat. no. 364, p. 164, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"One must not confuse what the eyes apprehend with what happens when the mind takes it in. In any single instant the eyes see only a side facing them, they converge on a small field. The mind totalizes; it recapitulates all the fields; it makes them dance together...Perhaps we live in a world invented by ourselves."

Jean Dubuffet in Mildred Glimcher, Ed., Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternative Reality, New York 1987, p. 19