Jean Dubuffet Metamorphoses of Landscape

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Edited by: Raphaël Bouvier, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel Texts by: Raphaël Bouvier, Prof. Andreas Franzke, Catherine Iselin, Sarah Suzuki, Sophie Berrebi, Michel Draguet Foreword: Sam Keller English Februar 2016, 227 Pages, 145 Ills. Softcover 310mm x 275mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4099-9
| A colorful revolutionary of art in all of his artistic facets

With his pioneering visual language, not least inspired by children and the mentally ill, Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) succeeded in disengaging himself from traditions and reinventing art, so to speak. Dubuffet’s influence can also still be felt in contemporary art and Street Art, for example in work by David Hockney, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring.The point of departure for this presentation of the artist’s multilayered oeuvre is Dubuffet’s fascinating notion of landscape, which can also change into a body, a face, an object. He experimented with new techniques and materials, such as sand, butterfly wings, sponges, and slag, creating a unique pictorial universe. Besides important paintings and sculptures from all of the artist’s creative phases, the volume also features Dubuffet’s spectacular Coucou Bazar, a synthesis of the arts in which painting, sculpture, theater, dance, and music converge. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4098-2) Ausstellung/Exhibition: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel 31.1.–8.4.2016