Tuesday, April 28, 2015

JEAN DUBUFFET

May 11, 2015  Christie's
  • JEAN DUBUFFET,  PARIS POLKA

     On May 11, Christie's dedicated Evening Auction Looking Forward to the Past will present a major painting by Jean Dubuffet from the celebrated Paris Circus series. Executed in 1961 at the height of his creative development, this major work can be seen in both its scale and ambition as its epitome of his signature style from the 1960s. This highly chromatic and vibrant work has been featured prominently in every major museum exhibitions devoted to the artist. Estimated in the region of $25 million, Paris Polka is the ultimate masterpiece still in private hand to be offered at auction and will likely break the previous auction record of $7.4 million which was achieved last November in New York. Paris Polka is undoubtedly the best work by Dubuffet and amongst the four largest in scale from the series, the other ones are in museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Detroit Art institute.

 Sotheby's 2015



Jean Dubuffet
LOT SOLD. 640,000 USD

 Sotheby's 2014

CITÉ FANTOCHE
LOT SOLD. 7,445,000 US



Jean Dubuffet
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD

Christie's



Le gai savoir
PRICE REALIZED
£4,002,500




Bédouin sur l’âne (Bedouin on a donkey)
PRICE REALIZED
£2,658,500



L'heure de la hâte (The Hour of Anticipation)
PRICE REALIZED
£2,434,500



Vue de Paris, quartiers résidentiels (Vue de Paris: les boutiques)
PRICE REALIZED
$3,666,500



Contrepoint aux outils
PRICE REALIZED
£1,189,250





La Chaise
PRICE REALIZED
$1,762,500




La Congratule
PRICE REALIZED
$1,684,100





Liqueurs, musique, chemiserie (avec sept voitures)
PRICE REALIZED
€1,185,000




Casino la colle
PRICE REALIZED
£946,675















 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


     

The Museum of Modern Art



Building Facades

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985)

Date: July 1946
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 51 3/4 x 63 7/8" (130.5 x 162.3 cm)
Credit Line: Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest

The Metropolitan Museum of Art




Apartment Houses, Paris

Artist: Jean Dubuffet (French, Le Havre 1901–1985 Paris)
Date: 1946
Medium: Oil with sand and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions: 45 × 57 5/8 in. (114.3 × 146.4 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn, 1995
Accession Number: 1996.403.15
Rights and Reproduction: © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York