Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985)La Fumée, 1966Marker on paper9-7/8 x 6-1/2 inches (25.1 x 16.5 cm) (sheet)Initi...
Auction amount: $23,750.00
Sold: Mar 19, 2017
Jean Dubuffet was born in LeHavre, France in 1901. As a boy, he attended local art classes and moved to Paris at seventeen years old to study at Academie Julian. He then left and travelled for six months to Italy and South America, after which, he worked as a craftsman and in his family's wine business for ten years. In 1942, he returned to art full time and produced his first solo exhibition in 1944 at the Galerie Rene Drouin. As an artist, he rejected the traditional methods and created works that revealed humanity in its purist of forms. He used materials such as glass, coal, and dirt pebbles in his works that earned him criticism and admiration in Paris. Dubuffet's work was heavily influenced by the Beligian poet, Henri Machaux and the French critic, Jean Paulhan, both of whom were close friends. For a brief time, Dubuffet lived in New York but returned to Paris to continue painting and also writing. Throughout the 1950's, he continued to experiment with raw materials in his art, referencing primitive imagery. In 1962, he developed the original style Hourloupe, a tangle of lines that form a cell and are sometimes filled with color. He died on May 12, 1985 in Paris, leaving behind an artistic legacy.
Jean Dubuffet Original Art Values Sold at Auction
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985) La Fumée, 1966 Marker on paper 9-7/8 x 6-1/2 inches (25.1 x 16.5 cm) (sheet) Initi...
Sunday, March 19, 2017
JEAN DUBUFFET (French, 1901-1985) Presences Fugaces (six works), 1973 Screenprint in colors Each 30 x 22 inches (76.2... (Total: 7 Items)
Saturday, May 31, 2014
JEAN DUBUFFET (French, 1901-1985) Personnage, 1974 Felt-tip pen and paper collage 11-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (29.2 x 19.1 ...
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) Parade Nuptiale (Courtship), 1973 Screenprint in colors on tan Canson paper, with full margi...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) Joie Innocente, 1959 Lithograph 15-3/4 x 16 inches (40.0 x 40.6 cm) (sight) Ed. 14/20 Sig...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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