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  • Provenance

    Daniel Cordier Gallery, Paris
    Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Ekstrom, New York
    Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer, New York
    Christie's, New York, November 15, 1989, lot 97
    B.C. Holland, Inc., Chicago
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule XIX: Paris Circus, Paris, 1989, no. 327, p. 227 (illustrated, p. 157 )

Property from the Private Collection of William Harris Smith, Chicago


Buste (avec graffiti au couteau)

signed with the artist's initials and dated "J. D. 62" upper left; further numbered and dated "DC 86 16 mars 62" on the reverse
gouache on paper
12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (32.5 x 21.5 cm.)
Executed on March 16, 1962.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $225,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 432 and 450 Park Avenue