Jean Dubuffet Vicissitudes 1977

Artwork details

Artist
Jean Dubuffet 1901–1985
Title
Vicissitudes
Les Vicissitudes
Date 1977
Medium Acrylic paint on paper and canvas
Dimensions Support: 2100 x 3390 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03679

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'Vicissitudes' was made by glueing together paintings on paper that the artist had allowed to accumulate on the floor of his studio. Their chance arrangements and overlappings gave Dubuffet the idea of cutting up the pieces and using them to make assemblages. It belongs to a series of about a hundred collages to which the artist gave the collective title 'Theatres of Memory'. This was because they combined evocations of a number of different places and scenes.

September 2004

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