Jean Dubuffet - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "The Mires... have a familiar syntax, however nominally skewed. They reify the rules of graffiti art and children's art – seemingly rule-less and unruly, yet with their own rigid conventions and predictable character."
    —Donald Kuspit on Jean Dubuffet’s Mires

    • Provenance

      The Estate of the Artist
      Private Collection, France
      Sotheby's, London, February 13, 2013, lot 119
      Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)
      Phillips, London, October 4, 2018, lot 220
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Pace Gallery, Jean Dubuffet: The Last Two Years, January 20–March 10, 2012, no. 6, n.p. (illustrated)

    • Literature

      Max Loreau, ed., catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule XXXVI: Mires, Paris, 1980, no. 59, pp. 33, 113 (illustrated, p. 33)

Property from a Prominent European Collection


Mire G 67 (Boléro)

signed with the artist's initials and dated "J.D. '83" lower left
acrylic on paper mounted on paper laid on canvas
26 1/2 x 39 3/8 in. (67.3 x 100 cm)
Executed in 1983.

Full Cataloguing

$180,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $214,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022