The Pace Gallery, New York Acquired by the present owner from the above
Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXV, sites aléatoires, Paris 1984, cat. no. 69, p. 41, illustrated
"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
This work is in very good condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges. All collaged elements are stable and intact. Under very close inspection, a pinpoint brown spot accretion 5¾ in. from the bottom and 10 in. from the right are visible. Framed.
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