Jean Dubuffet 1901-1985

works

dubuffet scroll
jean dubuffet scroll for sale 2
jean dubuffet scroll for sale
The original ‘Parcours’ scroll in its entirety
‘Parcours’ scroll segment
1981
New York: Pace Editions,
Edition of 90 copies
Silkscreen on silk, framed
51 x 70cm
£1200
‘Parcours’ scroll segment
1981
New York: Pace Editions,
Edition of 90 copies
Silkscreen on silk, framed
51 x 70cm
£1200
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about the work/biography

dubuffet scrollThe idea of creating a scroll generated from Dubuffet’s awareness of a scroll on silk by Joan Miró. In conceptualizing his scroll, Dubuffet decided to use twelve of his horizontal black and white drawings, and screenprinted them on silk. Attached to a dowel on each end, the scroll was encased in a wooden box with a silkscreened image on its hinged cover. The scroll, when unrolled, measured twenty feet.

Jean Dubuffet rejected artistic traditions. He strove to create a unique visual language with which to portray the everyday world. One of the most important early theorists and collectors of “art brut,” Dubuffet was a major force in the recognition and appreciation of outsider art. Naive and unconventional visions of reality influenced the development of his own singularly personal style and imagery. He explored and experimented with many printmaking techniques throughout his career, most notably silkscreen and lithography.

Dubuffet has been the subject of numerous museum and gallery exhibitions, and his work is included in important public and private collections worldwide. His personal collection of outsider art was the foundation of the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Jean Dubuffet’s editions were always closely related to his paintings and sculptures. They reflect the various manifestations of his iconography, including his L’Hourloupe and Théâtre de Memoire periods. Intrigued with process, Dubuffet was an incredible innovator, and experimented with inventive media applications, including traditional screenprinting techniques and groundbreaking applications on paper, silk, and canvas. His dedication to printmaking pushed the medium to become a vital playground for artistic creativity.