Jean Dubuffet Spinning Round 1961

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Jean Dubuffet 1901–1985
Spinning Round
Date 1961
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 975 x 1304 mm
frame: 1021 x 1348 x 50 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mrs Cynthia Fraser in memory of her husband, W. Lionel Fraser 1965
Not on display

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This work belongs to a series called ‘Paris Circus’, which reflect the excitement of Dubuffet’s return to the city after living in the countryside for seven years. In the intervening period, he had attempted to remove all human presence, including his own, from his work. The new Paris pictures, by contrast, were teeming with humanity. Dubuffet wrote: ‘The presence in them of the painter now is constant, even exaggerated. They are full of personages, and this time their role is played with spirit'.

April 2004

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