Fondation Beyeler Summer Night’s Gala: A Benefit Auction for Fondation Beyeler 2018
15 September, 2018
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Jean Dubuffet
Two Linocuts from Vignettes Lorgnettes, 1962

15A

Campagne, 1948, printed in 1961

linocut, artist’s proof

32 × 25 cm (12 × 1/2 10 in)

Framed: 42 × 32 cm (16 1/2 × 12 1/2 in)

Hand signed (sheet no. 10 from Vignettes Lorgnettes)

Provenance: Ernst Beyeler Estate

Estimate: CHF 2000 – 3’000


15B

Tête de chapeau melon, 1948, printed in 1961,

from camembert box bottom, artist’s proof

25 × 20 cm (9 4/5 x 8 in)

Framed: 42 × 32 cm (16 1/2 × 12 1/2 in)

Hand signed (sheet no. 9 from Vignettes Lorgnettes)

Provenance: Ernst Beyeler Estate

Estimate: CHF 2000 – 3’000


This lot will be sold during the Silent Auction at the Fondation Beyeler on Saturday, 15 September 2018 closing at 23:00 CEST.

Bid registration for this lot will close on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at 17:00 CEST.

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lot description

These two linocuts by Jean Dubuff et come from the artist’s album Vignettes Lorgnettes, which the Galerie Beyeler in Basel published in a limited edition of 20 copies in 1962.


Dubuffet himself described the work in 1962 as follows: “Des vignettes destinées à l’illustration du livre original [Ler dla canpane], j’avais fait plus qu’il n’en fallait. Quelques-unes seulement y furent employées. Une bonne moitié ne le fut pas et resta jusqu’à ce jour inédite. Elles étaient gravées sur des supports grotesques : linoléum, bois de caisse, de boîtes de cirage ou fonds de boîtes de camembert. J’en ai retrouvé les matrices il y a quelques mois en faisant de l’ordre dans ma maison et l’idée m’est venue d’en faire un petit tirage pour en conserver le souvenir. D’où cet album.”

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artist biography

Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) counts among the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. Inspired by the works of outsider artists, he succeeded in opening up new paths along which art might develop. Ernst Beyeler was deeply impressed by Dubuffet’s art and the two men collaborated closely.

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