Rare Jean Dubuffet Monochrome Silkscreen Mural on Paper Scroll, "Parcours"
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) –French painter and sculptor. New York: Pace Editions, 1981. Edition of 90 copies including 10 hors commerce ... more Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) –French painter and sculptor. New York: Pace Editions, 1981. Edition of 90 copies including 10 hors commerce; copy scratch numbered ‘63 / 80’ to limitation plaque to interior of case and number ‘63 / 80’ and inscribed ‘J.D. 81’ in red ink at end of scroll. Rolled scroll housed in wooden case. Monochrome silkscreen by Dubuffet, printed on silk recto only and back onto paper, rolled on two wooden dowels. Loose (as issued) in original publisher’s oblong hinged box with monochrome silkscreen illustration by Dubuffet to outer panel of hinged lid. Publisher’s silver limitation plaque to inside of lid. Scroll: 509 mm x 6060 mm. Wooden case: 135 mm x 571 mm x 94 mm. (Webel II 1266, see pp. 159-166). Pristine condition. Jean Dubuffet’s, “Parcours,” is a monochrome silkscreen printed on silk, laid onto paper which is rolled onto two wooden dowels. It is from an edition of 90 copies, including 10 hors commerce. It is copy scratch numbered ‘22 / 80’ to the limitation plaque on the interior of the case and also numbered ‘22 / 80’ and inscribed ‘J.D. 81’ in red ink at end of the scroll. Accompanying the scroll is a wooden case. The scroll measures 509 mm x 6060 mm (height x width) and the protective wooden case measures 135 x 571 x 94 mm (height x width x depth). Jean Dubuffet (Le Havre, France 1901-1985 Paris, France). Jean Dubuffet began painting at seventeen, studying briefly at the Académie Julian in Paris. After a brief hiatus, Dubuffet picked up painting again, but it was not until 1942 that he began the work that has distinguished him as a visionary in postwar European painting. Dubuffet was inspired by art brut, the art of the insane or untrained person, and its expressive and untutored style. His paintings from the early forties were executed in brightly colored oils and were soon followed by works which used unorthodox materials such as cement, plaster, tar and asphalt. In the early 1960s, Dubuffet developed a radically new, graphic style, which he called ‘Hourloupe’. It was characterized by a tangle of clean, black lines that formed cells sometimes filled with unmixed color. Until his death in 1985, Dubuffet exhibited in retrospectives and exhibitions world-wide. Please note dimensions listed below are framed, overall dimensions of art piece much larger and listed above in centimeters. less