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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FLORIDA

Jean Dubuffet
CHAMP LIBRE
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
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40

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FLORIDA

Jean Dubuffet
CHAMP LIBRE
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
CHAMP LIBRE
signed with the artist's initials and dated 82
acrylic and paper collage on paper mounted on canvas
26 by 39 in. 66 by 99.1 cm.
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Provenance

Waddington Galleries, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Jean Dubuffet: Restrospektive, October 1985 - January 1986, cat. no. 61, illustrated
Chicago, Goldman-Kraft Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: Restrospective 1943-1981, April 1986
New York, Urban Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: Restrospective, November - December 1986, cat. no. 23, illustrated

Literature

Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, sites aléatoires, Fascicule XXXV, cat. no. 141, p.73, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"These paintings were intended to challenge the objective nature of being ('être). The notion of being is presented here as relative rather than irrefutable: it is merely a projection of our minds, a whim of our thinking. The mind has the right to establish being wherever it cares to and for as long as it likes. There is no intrinsic difference between being and fantasy (fantasme); being is an attribute that the mind assigns to fantasy. One could apply the term "nihilism" to this challenge of being, but it is reverse nihilism, since it confers the power of being on any fantasy whatsoever, given that being is a secretion of our minds." 

Jean Dubuffet 

Contemporary Curated

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New York