Jean Dubuffet - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips

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    Jean Dubuffet, 'Site au Défunt', Lot 190

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Waddington Galleries, London (acquired by 1986)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Max Loreau, ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet: Site aléatoires, Fascicule XXXV, Paris, 1986, no. 95, pp. 55, 96 (illustrated, p. 55)

  • Catalogue Essay

    'My desire is to make the site evoked by the picture something phantasmagoric; and that can be achieved only by jumbling together more or less veristic elements with interventions of arbitrary character aiming at unreality. I want my street to be crazy, my broad avenues, shops and buildings to join in a crazy dance, and that is why I deform and denature their contours and colours.' Jean Dubuffet

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Florida


Site au Défunt

signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J.D. 82' lower right
acrylic and paper collage on paper mounted on canvas
67 x 100 cm (26 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Executed on 12 July 1982.

£150,000 - 200,000 ‡♠

Sold for £187,500

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

44 20 7318 4065

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020