Site avec 7 personnages
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1901 - 1985
Site avec 7 personnages
signed with the initials J.D. and dated 81 (lower right)
acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
20¼ by 13¾ in.
51.4 by 34.9 cm.
Executed in 1981.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is laid down to the canvas. The turning edges of the canvas are lined with black tape which is slightly lifting at the edges. There are artist’s pinholes to the corners of the sheet. The sheet is loose from the canvas in the lower left quadrant; the resulting area has slight undulation with a soft crease along its upper section. There is minor handling wear to the extreme edges of the sheet including pinpoint losses to the pigment along the upper and left edges, and pinpoint losses to the four corners. visible upon close inspection. There is a ⅛ inch tear to the lower right edge of the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There is a ⅝ inch tear to the right of the initial D with associated pinpoint loss at the extreme edge. Framed without glazing.
Framed dimensions: 23½ by 17¼ in. (60 by 43.8 cm.)
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
The Pace Gallery, New York
Marisa Desire Gallery Inc., New York
Helene Wasserman Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1994
Max Loreau, ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXIV: Psycho-sites, Paris, 1984, cat. no. 73, p. 28, illustrated
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, Jean Dubuffet, Reconnaissance Gallery, 1984
Red Hill, Queensland, Australia, Ray Hughes Gallery, Jean Dubuffet, 1984, no. 11, illustrated
“Portraits and landscapes must come together and it is more or less the same thing, I want portraits where the depiction follows the same mechanism as that of the depiction of a landscape, here ripples and ravines, there a nose, here trees, there a mouth and a house.”