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PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS FOUNDATION & FAMILY COLLECTIONS

Jean Dubuffet
PORTRAIT OF JULES SUPERVIELLE
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE WILLIAM LOUIS-DREYFUS FOUNDATION & FAMILY COLLECTIONS

Jean Dubuffet
PORTRAIT OF JULES SUPERVIELLE
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
PORTRAIT OF JULES SUPERVIELLE
signed, partially titled and dated 47
charcoal on paper
13 7/8 by 10 1/2 in. 35.2 by 26.7 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris
B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago
Private Collection, Chicago (acquired from the above)
Sotheby’s, New York, 12 November 2014, Lot 214
Collection of William Louis-Dreyfus, Mt. Kisco, New York (acquired from the above sale)
Gift of the above to the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation in 2016

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie René Drouin, Portraits à ressemblance extraite, à ressemblance cuite et confite dans la mémoire, à ressemblance éclatée dans la mémoire de M. Jean Dubuffet, peintre, October 1947, cat. no. 66
Paris, Galerie Berggruen, Rétrospective des dessins de Jean Dubuffet, October - November 1960
Paris, Musée des arts décoratifs, Jean Dubuffet 1942-1960, December 1960 - February 1961, cat. no. 248, pl. 118, illustrated
New York, Morgan Library & Museum; Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Dubuffet Drawings 1935-1962, September 2016 - April 2017, cat. no. 33, p. 130, illustrated in color

Literature

Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule III: Plus beaux qu'ils croient, Paris 1966, cat. no. 144, p. 97, illustrated
Jean Dubuffet, "Les personnes que je trouve belles...," Le Nouvel Observateur, 21-27 August 1967, illustrated
Michel Thévoz, "Variations physiognomoniques de Töppfer à Dubuffet," Les Temps Modernes, No. 258, November 1967, illustrated
Andreas Franzke, Dubuffet Zeichnungen, Munich 1980, p. 63, illustrated
Alexandre Vialatte, Jean Dubuffet et le Grand Magma, Paris 1988, p. 19, illustrated
Jan Kříž, Jean Dubuffet, Prague 1989, cat. no. 16, p. 27, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"The work of this poet [Jules Supervielle] does not interest me very much; it is just by chance that I was induced to do his portrait, and this undertaking was not motivated by my having been particularly attracted by his work. However, I have to mention that his physical appearance (he is a tall, lean, stooping devil, whose head—tottering constantly—with the expression of a camel) seemed to lend itself to a portrait which might serve my intentions."
Jean Dubuffet

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