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DUBUFFET, Jean

Le Havre, Seine-Maritime 1901 - Paris 1985

Maudite commère, de la série Petites statues de la vie précaire

Cursed Gossip, from the Petites statues de la vie précaire series

1954

charcoal on cast stone base

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 13 x 3 12 x 3 12, including base 2 38 x 3 12 x 3 12; weight: 1.7 lb

Acc. No.: 298.1975

Credit Line: Gift of Henry Slesar

Photo credit: www.moma.org, 13 June 2014


Provenance

  • first sold by Daniel Cordie
  • 1975, Gift of Henry Slesar

Bibliography

  • 1962 Selz
    Peter Selz, The Work of Jean Dubuffet, 1962, p. 89 repr.
  • 1964-91 Loreau
    Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Paris, J.-J. Pauvert, et Lausanne, éditeur Weber, 1964-1991, 38 vol., vol. X, p. 29
  • 1977 NY MoMA Legg
    Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, with Selected Works on Paper. Catalogue of the Collection, January 1, 1977, Edited by Alicia Legg, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1977, p. 31

Exhibitions

  • 1954 Paris
    Paris, Galerie Rive Gauche, octobre-novembre 1954, n° 29

    1962 New York
    New York, Museum of Modern Art, 19 février-8 avril 1962, n° 108

    1973 Paris
    Tétrospective, Paris, Grand Palais, septembre-décembre 1973