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Le Noctambule

Le Noctambule, 1961 by Jean Dubuffet is a Color Lithograph on Arches Paper.  The english translation of the french title is “The Sleepwalker”.  This original lithograph is signed and dated in the lower right, titled in the bottom center, and numbered in the lower left. The image size is 18 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches (47 x 39 cm.). Webel 807.

In his seminal modernist paintings, Jean Dubuffet delved deep into questions of ground and materiality. Such themes were highly charged during the post–WWII period in which he worked, shortly after the destruction of many European cities as well as the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the war. The surfaces of his canvases are thick and clotted; their aesthetic is muddy and scatological. Dubuffet coined the term “Art Brut” to describe the kind of work that he collected and aspired toward: the untrained, outsider art of alienated groups, including children and the mentally ill. His own paintings are purposefully “deskilled,” often possessing the spontaneity and crude aesthetic of finger paintings.

Alt. Title

The Sleepwalker

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1961

Edition

50

Signature

Signed, dated, titled, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Webel 807

Size 26 x 20 (in)
66 x 51 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Le Noctambule, 1961 by Jean Dubuffet is a Color Lithograph on Arches Paper.  The english translation of the french title is “The Sleepwalker”.  This original lithograph is signed and dated in the lower right, titled in the bottom center, and numbered in the lower left. The image size is 18 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches (47 x 39 cm.). Webel 807.

In his seminal modernist paintings, Jean Dubuffet delved deep into questions of ground and materiality. Such themes were highly charged during the post–WWII period in which he worked, shortly after the destruction of many European cities as well as the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the war. The surfaces of his canvases are thick and clotted; their aesthetic is muddy and scatological. Dubuffet coined the term “Art Brut” to describe the kind of work that he collected and aspired toward: the untrained, outsider art of alienated groups, including children and the mentally ill. His own paintings are purposefully “deskilled,” often possessing the spontaneity and crude aesthetic of finger paintings.

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Alt. Title

The Sleepwalker

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1961

Edition

50

Signature

Signed, dated, titled, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Webel 807

Size 26 x 20 (in)
66 x 51 (cm)
Price Price on Request