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Jean Dubuffet
1901 - 1985
TÊTE D'HOMME, ÉTRANGE FRUIT
signed and dated 57 (lower right); signed J. Dubuffet, titled Tête d'homme, étrange fruit, dated déc. 57 (on the reverse)
oil on paper mounted on canvas
69 x 60 cm ; 27  3/16 x 23  5/8  in.
Painted on November 25th 1957.
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Provenance

Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris (acquired in 1958)
Private Collection
Gallery Hopkins-Custot Ltd, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

Exhibited

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jean Dubuffet: A Retrospective, April 26 - July 29, 1973, cat. no. 198; also traveled to Paris, Grand Palais, September 27 - December 20, 1973

Literature

Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule XIII: Célébration du sol I, lieux cursifs, texturologies, topographies,  Lausanne, 1969, p. 93, no. 124, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Matter asserts itself with authority at the expense of the expected shape.

Max Loreau

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