1901 - 1985
PAYSAGE ROUGEOYANT PEUPLÉ DE PERSONNAGES
signed with the artist's initials and dated 75; titled on the reverse
acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
25⅜ by 36¼ in. 64.5 by 92 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. Under close inspection, there is evidence of minor handling and wear to the edges. There are several artist pinholes in the four corners and scattered intermittently along the edges. There is a faint drip accretion to the left of the right most figure’s head. Along the lower left edge there is a faint hairline rub mark running diagonally beneath the left most figure’s foot. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
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Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Private Collection, Basel
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue de travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXX: Parachiffres, mondanités, lieux abrégés, Paris 1980, cat. no. 145, p. 66, illustrated
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, J. Dubuffet: Parachiffres, mondanités et autres peintures de 1975, May – June 1976, cat. no. 19
New York, Helly Nahmad Gallery, Jean Dubuffet, October 2009 – January 2010
Seoul, Shinsegae Gallery; Busan, Shinsegae Gallery; Gwangju, Shinsegar Gallery, Jean Dubuffet and the World of Hourloupe, October – January 2011, p. 51, illustrated in color
London, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Dubuffet: late paintings, May – July 2016
Paris, Galerie Hopkins, Jean Dubuffet, October – November 2019, p. 43, illustrated in color