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Dubuffet Drawings

Displayed at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York last Fall, the first in-depth museum exhibition of Dubuffet’s drawings in now coming to California. Dubuffet was a leading French artist of the twentieth century. He eschewed traditional notions of beauty in art in favor of what he perceived as more authentic forms of expression, inspired by graffiti, children’s drawings, and the creations of psychiatric patients. He applied his radical approach to subjects ranging from views of Paris and its metro to nudes, portraits of writers, majestic beards, and scenes from the Sahara desert. His art has been influential on later generations of artists up to today.