Global Abstractions: Property from a Distinguished Private Collector
1901 - 1985
signed and dated 52; signed, titled and dated novembre 52 on the reverse
oil on canvas
21 ¾ by 18 ⅛ in. 55.2 by 46 cm.
framed: 31 ⅞ by 28 ¼ in. 81 by 71.8 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is minor evidence of handling and wear to the edges, which are taped. There is a very minor abrasion with resultant loss along the bottom center edge and along the center right edge. The textural variation is inherent to the artist’s chosen medium, working method and artistic intent. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
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Gimpel & Hanover Gallery, Zurich
William Pall Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in February 1976)
Galerie K, Paris
Corporate Collection, Japan (acquired from the above in June 1990)
Sotheby's, New York, 7 November 1991, Lot 216
Landau Fine Arts, Montreal
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2006
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Jean Dubuffet, March - April 1955, cat. no. 9
Detroit, Donald Morris Gallery, Dubuffet: paintings, drawings, gouaches 1946-1966, March 1974, cat. no. 10, illustrated
New York, William Pall Gallery, Dubuffet, January - February 1976
Montreal, Landau Beaux-Arts, Aui rassemble la foule... la captive, October - November 1988
Paris, Galerie K, Dubuffet, May 1990
Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey; Zacatecas, Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez, Abstracciones: Nueva York, París, Cuenca, México, November 2015 - June 2016, pp. 102-103 and 218, illustrated in color