Le Havre 1901-1985 Paris
Adhésion au Mur (trail proof), 1945
Stuck to the Wall
56 x 37.8 cm.; 22 x 14 7/8 inches
Signed, ‘épreuve d’essai’
- Dubuffet was born in Le Havre and, at the age of seventeen, he moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian. His art studies lasted only six months before he set off on his own to create a very personal style of painting. That form of painting has been characterized by terms such as “madness”, “moodiness”, “passion” and as the art of the “tormented” and “insane”. Influenced by Hans Prinzhorn’s book, Artistry of the Mentally Ill, Dubuffet created the term Art Brut, literally meaning “raw art”. At the same time, there runs through the works of Dubuffet a sentiment of humor, which in its particular nature is refreshing, quite unique and very different from such sentiments to be found in the works of most of Dubuffet’s contemporaries.
- This lithograph is from the supplementary suite for the book Les Murs by Eugène Guillevic. This work is very rare, printed in an edition of 20 plus a few trial proofs, including this one.