"Jean Dubuffet: Monumental Sculpture from the Hourloupe Cycle" Exhibition

The Pace Gallery (545 W 22nd St)

poster for "Jean Dubuffet: Monumental Sculpture from the Hourloupe Cycle" Exhibition

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Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) began the Hourloupe cycle in 1962. At the time the artist was 61 years old and had been painting for 20 years. In the beginning the cycle consisted of drawings and paintings, but Dubuffet, wishing to give them greater “corporality,” transformed the flattened images into three-dimension, creating what he referred to not as painted sculptures, but rather “drawings which extend and expand in space.” It was for the architectural dimension of his work that Dubuffet would earn the American Institute of Architects’ medal, the only honor that he did not turn down during his lifetime. The Hourloupe cycle, characterized by three predominate colors: red, white, and blue with sinuous black lines representing a major exploration of three-dimensional space influenced by the artist's interest in architecture and, as Daniel Abadie explains, by his desire "to design monumental sculptures as a dialogue with passersby."

[Image: Jean Dubuffet "Welcome Parade (maquette)" (1974]



from October 10, 2008 to November 08, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-10-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Jean Dubuffet

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