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PROPERTY OF ROBERT A. BERNHARD, A DESCENDANT OF MAYER LEHMAN

Jean Dubuffet
BARBE DES LONGUES ATTENTES
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 524,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF ROBERT A. BERNHARD, A DESCENDANT OF MAYER LEHMAN

Jean Dubuffet
BARBE DES LONGUES ATTENTES
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 524,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
BARBE DES LONGUES ATTENTES
signed and dated 59; titled and dated juin 59 on the reverse
India ink and paper collage on paper
20 by 14 3/8 in. 50.8 by 36.5 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Muensterberger, New York (acquired from the above in 1960)
Bianchini Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 1967

Literature

Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet: Fascicule XV, as-tu ceuilli la fleur de barbe, Paris 1964, cat. no. 22, p. 24, illustrated
Lorenza Trucchi, Jean Dubuffet, Rome 1965, cat. no. 217, p. 238, illustrated
Barbara Majewska, Sztuka inna, sztuka ta sama: Dubuffet, de Staël, Wols, Pollock, Varsovie 1974, cat. no. 19, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Some of the Barbes...look like gravel runs and have that geological feeling inherent in so much of Dubuffet’s work. Some resemble great rock formations or age-old boulders predating man’s presence on this planet. Or they appear to be survivors of ancient barbaric–that is to say, bearded–civilizations. Their shapes recall the Menhirs of Stonehenge and the Winged Bulls from Assyrian palaces. The beard is the ageless symbol of manhood, and most cultures worshiped bearded divinities such as the Greek earth gods...It is the memory of these archetypes that Dubuffet now evokes."
Peter Selz, The Work of Jean Dubuffet, New York 1962, p. 149

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