Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground at The Museum of Modern Art, until April 5, 2015

Dubuffet, Jean

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Bird Perched on the Corner of the Wall (Angle de mur à l’oiseau perché). 1945. Lithograph, sheet: 14 3/8 x 11 in. (36.5 x 27.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, 1965. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Thomas Griese

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Profile of a Man’s Head in Front of a Wall (Tête d’homme de profil devant un mur). 1945. Lithograph, sheet: 14 1/2 x 11 in. (36.8 x 27.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, 1965. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Kelly Benjamin

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Wall with Inscriptions (Mur aux inscriptions). 1945. Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8 in. (99.7 x 81 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Fund, 1966. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Kate Keller

Dubuffet, Jean

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Goat with a Bird (Chèvre à l’oiseau). 1954. Ink transfer and ink on paper, 18 1/4 x 23 3/8 in. (46.2 x 56.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Joan and Lester Avnet Collection, 1978. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Peter Butler

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). The Magician (Le Magicien). 1954. Slag and roots on cast stone base, 43 1/2 x 19 x 8 1/4 in. (109.8 x 48.2 x 21 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. N. Richard Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Alex L. Hillman and Samuel Girard Funds, 1968. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Mali Olatunji

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Black Earth (Terres noires). 1955. Cut-and-pasted paper with ink transfer on paper, mounted on board, 25 1/2 x 23 1/8 in. (64.8 x 58.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Peters, 1956. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Kate Keller

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Soil Ornamented with Vegetation, Dead Leaves, Pebbles, Diverse Debris (Sol historié de végétation, feuilles mortes, cailloux, débris divers). 1956. Oil on cut-and-pasted canvas, on canvas, 35 1/8 x 30 3/8 in. (89.3 x 77.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from proceeds in the Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin Fund in honor of Ralph F. Colin with additional funds from a gift of Philip Johnson (by exchange), 1992. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Paige Knight

Dubuffet, Jean

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Pavement of Skin (Pavage de peau) from the portfolio The Taker of Imprints (Le Preneur d’empreintes) from Phenomena (Les Phénomènes). 1958. Lithograph, sheet: 24 15/16 x 17 11/16 in. (63.3 × 45 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, 1965. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by John Wronn

Dubuffet, Jean

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Beard Wine (Le Vin de barbe). 1959. Torn-and-pasted paper with ink and ink transfer on paper, 20 x 13 1/4 in. (50.8 x 33.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest, 1995. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Thomas Griesel

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Soul of the Underground (L’Ame de sous-sol). 1959. Oil on aluminum foil on board, 58 7/8 in. x 6 ft. 4 3/4 in. (149.6 x 195 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mary Sisler Bequest, 1990. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris

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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985). Beard of Uncertain Returns (Barbe des retours incertains). 1959. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4 x 35 1/8 in. (116.1 x 89.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Sam A. Lewisohn Fund, 1961. ©2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris. Photograph by Thomas Griesel

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