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  • Provenance

    Collection of James Lord, Connecticut
    Ruth O'Hara Fine Art, New York
    ACA Galleries, New York
    B.C. Holland, Inc., Chicago
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule IV: Roses d'Allah, clowns du désert, Lausanne, 1997, no. 565, p. 272 (illustrated, p. 252)

Property from the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago


Deux arabes

signed and dated "J. Dubuffet 48" lower right; further inscribed and dated "Deux arabes et désert rose El Goléa 1948 4" on the reverse
gouache on paper mounted on paper
15 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. (39.9 x 50.5 cm.)
Executed in January - April 1948.

$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $125,000

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