Quotations From JEAN DUBUFFET

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  • 1.
    The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State's ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
    Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), French sculptor, painter. repr. In Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings (1986, trans. 1988). Asphyxiating Culture (1968).

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  • 2.
    Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.
    Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), French sculptor, painter. repr. In Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternative Reality, ed. Marc Glimcher (1987). "Notes for the Well-Read," (1946).
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