12 November 2003
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)
signed with initials and dated 'J.D. 71' (lower right)
marker on paper laid down on board
15¼ x 26¾ in. (38.7 x 68 cm.)
Drawn in 1971.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Renard, Boulogne-sur-Seine
Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago
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M. Loreau, ed., Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet--Dessins 1969/1972, Lausanne, 1975, fascicule XXVI, p. 82, no. 220 (illustrated).
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