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Lot No. 203


Jean Dubuffet *


(Le Havre 1901–1985 Paris)
Tête, 1960, signed and dated 60, ink and washing on paper, 31 x 24 cm, framed

We are grateful to Fondation Dubuffet, Paris for the assistance with cataloguing this work

Provenance:
Galleria Blu, Milan (photo certificate available)
European Private Collection (acquired from the above in the late 1980s)

Exhibited:
Rome, Dubuffet, Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, March-April 1964,
exh. cat. p.58
Milan, Jean Dubuffet: opere 1948–1981, Galleria Blu,
17 December 1993–19 March 1994, exh. cat. with ill.
Milan, Grandisegni: da Matisse in poi, Galleria Blu,
19 November 1996–26 January 1997, exh. cat. with ill.

Literature:
M. Loreau, Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XVIII: Dessin 1960, Lausanne 1969, p.88 with ill. no. 151

This character of depersonalisation is certainly a constant of all my „personnages“.... The charm of my „Portraits“ enterprise consisted exactly in undergoing a treatment of depersonalisation of the effigies of the persons designated. This persistent drive to depersonalise the persons seems to me to precede the paintings (and is more or less conscious in my mind throughout their execution).... [this depersonalisation requires] imagination from the viewer to recognise and complete the portrait.
Jean Dubuffet

Specialist: Alessandro Rizzi Alessandro Rizzi
+39-02-303 52 41

alessandro.rizzi@dorotheum.it

05.06.2019 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 70,000.- to EUR 100,000.-

Jean Dubuffet *


(Le Havre 1901–1985 Paris)
Tête, 1960, signed and dated 60, ink and washing on paper, 31 x 24 cm, framed

We are grateful to Fondation Dubuffet, Paris for the assistance with cataloguing this work

Provenance:
Galleria Blu, Milan (photo certificate available)
European Private Collection (acquired from the above in the late 1980s)

Exhibited:
Rome, Dubuffet, Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, March-April 1964,
exh. cat. p.58
Milan, Jean Dubuffet: opere 1948–1981, Galleria Blu,
17 December 1993–19 March 1994, exh. cat. with ill.
Milan, Grandisegni: da Matisse in poi, Galleria Blu,
19 November 1996–26 January 1997, exh. cat. with ill.

Literature:
M. Loreau, Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XVIII: Dessin 1960, Lausanne 1969, p.88 with ill. no. 151

This character of depersonalisation is certainly a constant of all my „personnages“.... The charm of my „Portraits“ enterprise consisted exactly in undergoing a treatment of depersonalisation of the effigies of the persons designated. This persistent drive to depersonalise the persons seems to me to precede the paintings (and is more or less conscious in my mind throughout their execution).... [this depersonalisation requires] imagination from the viewer to recognise and complete the portrait.
Jean Dubuffet

Specialist: Alessandro Rizzi Alessandro Rizzi
+39-02-303 52 41

alessandro.rizzi@dorotheum.it


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Auction: Post-War and Contemporary Art I
Date: 05.06.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 25.05. - 05.06.2019