13 May 1999
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)
Danse secrte de barbe
signed, dated and dedicated 'J. Dubuffet 59 Jacques Ulmann' (lower center)
pen, brush, black ink, gray wash and paper collage on canvas
13 x 8.5/8 in. (35 x 22 cm.)
Executed in June 1959
Jacques Ulmann, Paris (acquired directly from the artist).
Silvie Ulmann, Paris (by descent from the above).
B.C. Holland, Inc., Chicago.
Donald Morris Gallery, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan (acquired from the above).
Acquired from the above by the present owners in April 1994.
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M. Loreau, ed., Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, Paris, 1964 (Fascicule XV: As-tu cueilli la fleur de barbe), p. 86, no. 31 (illustrated, p. 28).
A. Franzke, Dubuffet, New York, 1981, p. 203 (illustrated).
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