Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternative Reality. Essay by Mildred Glimcher. Writings by Jean Dubuffet. Art Monograph.

Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternative Reality. Essay by Mildred Glimcher. Writings by Jean Dubuffet.

New York: Abbeyville Press, 1987. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy with a previous owner name in a Fine dust jacket. Passionately believing that 'everyone could be a painter, Dubuffet looked to non-traditional sources - art by prisoners, psychics, and the insane - and to unusual materials - tar, sand, butterfly wings - to liberate his own creativity. The extraordinarily imaginative and varied results are viewed in this survey of his career. Insatiably curious about new ideas, fiercely skeptical about conventional ones, Dubuffet probed unexplored territory through his prose as well as his art - many appearing here for the first time. Dubuffet made several false starts as an artist before committing himself to painting full time in 1943. This book proceeds from the heavily impastoed portraits of the forties, through the well-known Hourloupe Cycle of the sixties, and onto the last works of Dubuffet the Non-lieux (No-ground). Dubuffet also experimented with lithographs, gouaches, assemblages and large scale public sculpture. As artist, writer, collector of more than 5000 examples of Art Brut, Dubuffet had a formidable impact on international postwar art. Refusing to conform to any one style, he dazzled with an inexhaustible inventiveness that continued nearly to his death at age eighty-three. This book captures the unique spirit of this remarkable artist. Item #26573

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