JEAN DUBUFFET |  LE MERVEILLEUX
JEAN DUBUFFET |  LE MERVEILLEUX
JEAN DUBUFFET |  LE MERVEILLEUX
JEAN DUBUFFET |  LE MERVEILLEUX
JEAN DUBUFFET |  LE MERVEILLEUX
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Property from a Private Collection

JEAN DUBUFFET | LE MERVEILLEUX

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

JEAN DUBUFFET | LE MERVEILLEUX

Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD
Bid:70,000USD
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Description

Property from a Private Collection

JEAN DUBUFFET

1901 - 1985

LE MERVEILLEUX


signed and dated 54

ink and paper collage on paper

25 3⁄8 by 16 3⁄8 in. 64.5 by 41.6 cm.

framed: 32 7⁄8 by 24 in. 83.5 by 61 cm. 

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. All collaged elements are stable and intact. There are artist's pinholes in all four corners. Under close inspection there are some very faint handling marks and creases throughout the sheet inherent to the artist’s chosen medium. Further close inspection reveals a few minor dents to the two horizontal edges and a 2 ½ inch crease to the center of the lower edge. There is some stray media surrounding the figure, inherent to the artist's working process. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat in numerous places. Framed under glass.


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.

Provenance

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York

Collection of G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh (acquired from the above in 1960)

B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago

Private collection (acquired from the above in October 1989)

Thence by descent to the present owner 

Literature

Max Loreau, Ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule IX: Assemblages d'empreintes, Paris 1968, cat. no. 71, p. 57, illustrated

Andreas Franke, Ed., Dubuffet, New York 1981, p.88

Marcel Paquet, Ed., Dubuffet, Paris 1993, cat. no. 125, p. 104 

Exhibited

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, J. Dubuffet: Recent Paintings, Collages and Drawings, November 1954, cat. no. 23 

JEAN DUBUFFET |  LE MERVEILLEUX
Property from a Private Collection
JEAN DUBUFFET | LE MERVEILLEUX

2 October 2020 • New York