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Site aléatoire avec 6 personnages, 1982

Site aléatoire avec 6 personnages, 1982
Jean Dubuffet (Le Havre 1901-1985 Paris)
Acrylic and paper collage on paper laid down on canvas
67 x 100 cm
This work is part of ‘L'Hourloupe', a collection of works by Jean Dubuffet made between 1962 and 1974, and then continued until 1983, two years before his death. The word ‘Hourloupe' was invented by the artist to describe his new series of works which are so singular that they defy classification. Various elements of ‘L'Hourloupe’ were presented in Venice at Palazzo Grassi on the Grand Canal in 1964. The body of work includes oil paintings on canvas, drawings, objects, assemblages, sculptures, and architectural constructions, all made using three essential colours: red, blue and white. Over the years these works were increasingly characterized by stripes and hatching that became a trademark sign of Jean Dubuffet’s work over the twenty-one years that followed until his death in 1985
Provenance: Weintraub Gallery, New York; Daniel Templon gallery, Paris, December 1984; private Swiss collection, Neuchâtel, 1985
Literature: Max Loreau, ‘Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXXV: Sites aléatoires’, Les Editions de Minuit, Paris, 1954, illustrated under n° 57, p. 35

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