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Jean Dubuffet

Born in: 1901



Jean Dubuffet was born in Le Havre on July 31, 1901; he is a French painter, sculptor and visual artist.

He was the first theoretician of a new art movement that he called "art brut": this concerned works by marginal people or people who suffered from mental illnesses, be it paintings, sculptures, or calligraphy, and he recognized having been inspired by these artworks.

For the first exhibition of his art brut collection that he organizes in 1949, he writes the essay L'Art brut préféré aux arts culturels (Art Brut Rather than official Culture).

His work includes paintings, assemblages (wrongly classified as collages), sculptures and monuments. The most spectacular of his monuments is part of an larger group, L'Hourloupe (1962-1974. His work also includes architectural projects: the Closerie Falbala and the Villa Falbala. Retrospective shows were dedicated to him at the Grassi Palace in Venice and at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Jean Dubuffet died in Paris, on May 12, 1985.

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Jean Dubuffet, Austère lieu (W682), Print

Jean Dubuffet

Austère lieu (W682), 1958
39 x 32 cm

3 500 €

Jean Dubuffet, Affiche, Print

Jean Dubuffet

Affiche, 1972
50.3 x 80 cm

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Jean Dubuffet, Lieux désolés (W283), Print

Jean Dubuffet

Lieux désolés (W283), 1949
27 x 30 cm

5 000 €

Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

L'homme au chapeau, 1961
83.8 x 68.6 x 2.5 cm

21 335 €

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