b. 1901
- d. 1985
  • France
Turnover 2023
$USD 40.139.252
Record Sale
$USD 826.172

Jean Dubuffet embarked on a unique artistic journey, initially working in the world of wine before fully immersing himself in the realm of art. His early exposure to “art brut,” a term he coined to describe the unpolished and untrained creations of outsider artists, left an indelible mark on his artistic philosophy. Dubuffet’s path in the art world was defined by a resolute rejection of academic art, in favor of promoting an aesthetic rooted in spontaneity, authenticity, and a celebration of the unrestrained creative spirit. His pioneering use of unconventional materials, textured surfaces, and vibrant colors exemplified his unwavering commitment to challenging traditional artistic norms.

Dubuffet’s revolutionary “Hourloupe” series, characterized by intricate, interconnected lines and forms, served as a testament to his ability to seamlessly fuse playfulness with complexity. Throughout his career, Dubuffet consistently defied the conventions of the art world, embracing the unbridled imagination of individuals unburdened by formal artistic training. His enduring legacy is not only evident in his profound influence on contemporary art but also in his influential writings, where he eloquently expressed his radical ideas and offered incisive critiques of established artistic conventions.

Jean DUBUFFET (1901-1985) Territoire aux deux promeneurs

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Jean DUBUFFET (1901-1985)
Territoire aux deux promeneurs (1974)

Mixed media (vinyl)e/toile
195 x 130 cm

19 oct 2023, Paris, France.

Lot # 7
Hammer price: $ 826,158
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 1,049,221
Estimate: $ 1,059,177 – $ 1,588,765

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