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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985), Banque de l'Hourloupe - Cartes ˆ jouer et ˆ tirer, 52 screenprints, 1967

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985), Banque de l'Hourloupe - Cartes ˆ jouer et ˆ tirer, 52 screenprints, 1967

Product Description:

The complete set of 52 playing cards screenprinted on cardstock with gilt edges, numbered 128 from the edition of 350 (there were also 30 Artist Proofs), published by Editions Alecto, London, 1967, in original black canvas covered screenprinted case.

Reference: Webel 993-1047


Height 10.5 in.

Width 7 in.

Depth 4 in.


Wear to underside, otherwise appears fine. Please contact for specific condition questions.


Sale of Christie's, New York. Private collection, New York

About The Artist:

The rebellious French artist and writer Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) was born to a prosperous family of wine merchants. In his youth Dubuffet rejected the privilege of the upper class and in 1924 left France to work in an Argentinian factory. Upon returning to Europe, he entered the family business and continued to paint, but was drafted into the French army in 1939, where he was briefly imprisoned for failing to salute an officer. When he was discharged at the age of 41, he decided to leave the wine trade and pursue art full-time. Dubuffet spent the next four decades creating an impressive body of work including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and theoretical writings. He traveled to Switzerland to study Art Brut (known in the United States as Outsider Art), idiosyncratic works outside the traditional boundaries of fine art executed without financial compensation or intent to exhibit in a traditional gallery environment. He valued what he saw as the inherent purity of Art Brut, created without the self-conscious and corrupt influences of the commercial mainstream. In 1962, he invented the unique style “L’Hourloupe,” characterized by a network of dark-outlined white cells accented with solid fields of color, often red or blue. This would be Dubuffet’s mature style, characterizing his work across media until his death in 1985.


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Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985), Banque de l'Hourloupe - Cartes ˆ jouer et ˆ tirer, 52 screenprints, 1967

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