Jean Dubuffet


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Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in favor of what he believed to be a more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making. more »

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  • 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...
    Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), French sculptor, painter. repr. In Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings (1986, trans. 1988). Asphyxiating Culture (1968)...
  • ''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 ...
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