Dubuffet and the City
New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2018.
8 x 11 in. / 250 pgs
Picturing the postwar city in the paintings and architectural projects of the Art Brut pioneer This is the first in-depth study to address the role of the city in the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–84). Dubuffet promoted the art of children and the mentally ill as Art Brut, and sought to emulate the immediacy of their untrained styles in his own work. But this publication reveals another side of Dubuffet—an artist grounded in his own place and time, a participant in the day’s activities and discourses. Item #20111