Lot 30
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JEAN DUBUFFET | Site avec 3 personnages

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 USD
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Description

  • Jean Dubuffet
  • Site avec 3 personnages¬†
  • signed with artist's initials and dated 81 
  • acrylic on paper laid down on canvas 
  • 26 3/8 by 19 3/4 in. 67 by 50 cm.

Provenance

Waddington Galleries, London
Irving Galleries, Palm Beach 
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 10 November 2010, Lot 239 (consigned by the above) 
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Exhibited

London, Waddington Galleries, Jean Dubuffet: A Retrospective, October 1983, cat. no. 32, p. 37, illustrated

Literature

Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXIV: Pyscho-sites, Paris 1984, cat. no. 375, p. 102, illustrated

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. Under close inspection, there is evidence of light wear and handling to edges, most notably at the bottom corners. Also under close inspection, there is a pinpoint brown accretion visible 4 inches from the bottom edge and 8 inches from left edge. Under very close inspection, there are 3 drip accretions visible all measuring less than ¬ľ inch in size in the lower left quadrant of the composition. Under ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

"Art is a language, an instrument of knowledge, an instrument of communication." Jean Dubuffet