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Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
PAYSAGE AU SOLEIL AVEC DEUX PERSONNAGES
signed and dated 51
oil on paper mounted to board
10 7/8 by 13 7/8 in. 27.6 by 35.2 cm.
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Provenance

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Avignon, Palais des Papes, Dubuffet "Haut Lieux" Landscapes 1944-1984, June - October 1994, p. 51, illustrated in color 

Literature

Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule VII: Tables Paysagées, Paysages du Mental, Pierres Philosophiques, Lausanne 1967, cat. no. 102, p. 68, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"I think portraits and landscapes should resemble each other because they are more or less the same thing. I want portraits in which description makes use of the same mechanisms as those used in a landscape—here wrinkles, there ravines or paths; here a nose, there a tree; here a mouth and there a house."

Jean Dubuffet

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