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View of Paris with Furtive Pedestrians

Jean Dubuffet (French, Le Havre 1901–1985 Paris)

Date:
1944
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
35 x 45 5/8 in. (88.9 x 115.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.19
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Février 44/ J. Dubuffet

  • Provenance

    the artist (to Drouin); [Galerie René Drouin, Paris]; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zadok, Milwaukee and New York (by 1953–65; their sale, Sotheby's, New York, June 22, 1965, no. 22, for $26,600, to Elkon and Fraser); [Robert Elkon Gallery, New York and Robert Fraser Gallery, London, 1965–67; sold on June 8, 1967 to Eugene Thaw, New York for Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1967–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Paris. Galerie René Drouin. "Exposition de tableaux et dessins de Jean Dubuffet," October 20–November 18, 1944 [probably this picture].

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors," May 10–August 7, 1955, unnumbered cat. (p. 18).

    Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors," September 21–October 30, 1955, unnumbered cat.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors," November 21, 1955–January 7, 1956, unnumbered cat.

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors," February 2–March 15, 1956, unnumbered cat.

    Milwaukee Art Institute. "The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zadok," December 1956, no. 11 (as "Pedestrians with Furtive Steps").

    New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Jean Dubuffet: Retrospective Exhibition, 1943–1959," November 10–December 12, 1959, no. 8 (as "Vue de Paris aux piétons furtifs," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zadok, New York).

    London. Tate Gallery. "Jean Dubuffet: Paintings," April 23–May 30, 1966, no. 8 (as "Vue de Paris aux piétons furtifs," lent by the Robert Fraser Gallery, London)

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. "Jean Dubuffet," June 10–August 28, 1966, no. 5 (as "Vue de Paris aux piétons furtifs," lent by the Robert Fraser Gallery, London)

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 241).

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 265).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895 1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, not in catalogue.

  • References

    Loreau, Max. Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet. Vol. 1, Marionnettes de la ville et de la campagne. Paris, 1966, p. 126, no. 225, ill.

    William S. Lieberman in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 16.

    Sabine Rewald in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 240–42, 298, ill. (color and bw).

    Grace Glueck. "When One City Was the Heart of Art's Youth." New York Times (March 10, 2000), p. E39.

    Roberta Smith. "In a Brash Yet Refined School, Everyone Belongs Together." New York Times (June 15, 2001), p. E37.

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