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    Sale 2150

    First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

    11 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 67

    Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)

    Portrait de Jean Paulhan

    Price Realised  

    Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)
    Portrait de Jean Paulhan
    inscribed 'JEAN PAULHAN' (upper right), signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 45' (lower right)
    ink on paper
    10 x 6¼ in. (25.4 x 15.9 cm.)
    Drawn in 1947.


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    Provenance

    World House Galleries, New York
    Frank H. Porter, Cleveland, acquired from the above, 1960
    The Main Trust of Frank H. Porter, Cleveland
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    M. Loreau, ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet: Plus beaux qu'ils croient (portraits), Lausanne, 1966, fascicule III, pp. 92 and 120, no. 131 (illustrated).