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The David M. Solinger Collection

Jean Dubuffet

Prompt Messager

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November 15, 10:48 PM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 USD

Lot Details


The David M. Solinger Collection

Jean Dubuffet

1901 - 1985

Prompt Messager

signed J. Dubuffet and dated 54 (upper right); signed J. Dubuffet, titled and dated Février54 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

32 by 39¼ in.

81.3 by 99.7 cm.

Executed in 1954.

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in December 1954 by the present owner
Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule IX: Assemblages d’empreintes (1953-1954), Lausanne, 1968, no. 129, p. 94, illustrated
Jean Dubuffet and Hubert Damisch, Prospectus et tous écrits suivants, tome II, Paris, 1967, p. 423 (text)
Max Loreau, Jean Dubuffet: Délits, déportements, lieux de haut jeu, Lausanne, 1971, p. 174, illustrated 
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, J. Dubuffet: Recent Paintings, Collages and Drawings, 1954, no. 6
New York, Museum of Modern Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Work of Jean Dubuffet, 1962, no. 104, p. 86, illustrated
Ithaca, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, The David M. Solinger Collection: Masterworks of Twentieth-Century Art, 2002-03, p. 54, illustrated in color