Institutional Exhibitions
29 January 2017

Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Drawing played a major role in Jean Dubuffet's development as he explored on paper new subjects and techniques and experimented with non-traditional tools and modes of application. This is the first in-depth museum exhibition of Dubuffet’s drawings. It includes almost one hundred works from his most innovative years, between 1935 and 1962, borrowed from private and public collections in France and the United States. Dubuffet applied his radical approach to subjects ranging from views of Paris 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.