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Jean Dubuffet
BARBE DES SAGES DE L'ASIE
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MAGNIFICENT GESTURES: MASTERWORKS FROM THE DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL COLLECTION FULL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Jean Dubuffet
BARBE DES SAGES DE L'ASIE
Estimate
Irrevocable Bids
Lots with this symbol indicate that a party has provided Sotheby’s with an irrevocable bid on the lot that will be executed during the sale at a value that ensures that the lot will sell. The irrevocable bidder, who may bid in excess of the irrevocable bid, will be compensated based on the final hammer price in the event he or she is not the successful bidder or may receive a fixed fee in the event he or she is the successful bidder. If the irrevocable bidder is the successful bidder, the fixed fee (if applicable) for providing the irrevocable bid may be netted against the irrevocable bidder’s obligation to pay the full purchase price for the lot and the purchase price reported for the lot shall be net of such fixed fee. If the irrevocable bid is not secured until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that there is an irrevocable bid on the lot. If the irrevocable bidder is advising anyone with respect to the lot, Sotheby’s requires the irrevocable bidder to disclose his or her financial interest in the lot. If an agent is advising you or bidding on your behalf with respect to a lot identified as being subject to an irrevocable bid, you should request that the agent disclose whether or not he or she has a financial interest in the lot.
Guaranteed Property
Guaranteed Property. The seller of lots with this symbol has been guaranteed a minimum price from one auction or a series of auctions. If every lot in a catalogue is guaranteed, the Conditions of Sale will so state and this symbol will not be used for each lot.
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LOT SOLD. 825,000 USD
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Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
BARBE DES SAGES DE L'ASIE
signed and dated 59; titled, dated Juin 59 and inscribed Matisse on the reverse
India ink and paper collage on paper
20 1/8 by 13 1/4 in. 51.1 by 33.7 cm.
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Provenance

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Mrs. Bertram Smith, New York
Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York
Acquired by the present owner prior to 1990

Exhibited

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Jean Dubuffet at The Museum of Modern Art, October 1968
Frankfurt am Main, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Jean Dubuffet: 1901-1985, December 1990 - March 1991, p. 134, no. 152, illustrated in color

Literature

Max Loreau, ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XV: as-tu cueilli la fleur de barbe, Paris, 1964, p. 35, no. 41, illustrated
Marianne Jakobi, Jean Dubuffet et la fabrique du titre, Paris, 2006, p. 156 (text)

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