Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)
Chien (Dog)
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J.D. 73' (lower right)
felt-tip pen on paper collage on card
8¼ x 11¾in. (21 x 29.8cm.)
Executed in 1973
Waddington Galleries, London.
Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills.
Private Collection, Los Angeles.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 16 March 2006, lot 230.
Private Collection, USA.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 30 September 2015, lot 93.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
M. Loreau, (ed.), Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Fascicule XXVII: Coucou Bazar, Lausanne 1976, p. 106, no. 212a.
Geneva, Artel Galerie, Jean Dubuffet: L'Hourloupe, 1973.
London, The Waddington Galleries, Works on Paper, 1974 (illustrated, unpaged).
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‘It is a very curious fact that people who are passionately attached to something, say for example to an animal, would not be able to give you any of the animal’s exact measurements or else would give incredibly wrong ones, the way children draw from memory objects that are very familiar to them or that have made a deep impression on them. So, it seems to me, that to set oneself to inventory the true measurements of things is a practice without the slightest value. What to me seems interesting is to recover in the representation of an object the whole complex set of impressions we receive as we see it in everyday life, the manner in which it has touched our sensibility, and the forms it assumes in our memory’ Jean Dubuffet
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