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Creator Name: Dubuffet, Jean
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1901 - 1985
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Dubuffet
Title: Affairements
Title Type: Foreign
Title: Bustle
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1964
Creation End Date: 1964
Creation Date: 1964
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Print
Materials and Techniques: color lithograph
Dimensions: Sheet: 66cm x 51cm
Inscriptions: Signed by the artist lower right: "J. Dubuffet 64"; lower left: "epreuve d'essai"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1970.283
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, New York, through ROGOCO Foundation
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

In 1962 Dubuffet invented a fantastical pictorial world he named Hourloupe, which is exemplified by Bustle. Constructed like a jigsaw puzzle, the heavily outlined shapes are filled with textures from The Phenomena series or parallel lines of shading. Printed in primary colors, camouflaged figures must be found, just like in a children's puzzle in which objects are hidden in a busy scene.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1970.283
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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