Jean Dubuffet

The Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery is pleased to announce “Jean Dubuffet”, an outstanding exhibition set up by the Exhibition Commissioner Valérie Cueto, devoted to the forty creative years of this anti-conformist, visionary artist’s life. It features over forty-five works, paintings and sculptures, made between 1944 and 1982, from international private collections, which will be exhibited to the public for the first time in Luxembourg.
September 28 2017 - November 4 2017

Installation views

Press release

Dubuffet’s works, which are innovative and provocative, are among those that made their mark on the second half of the 20th century. While the artist’s works created a scandal in France, the American public showed a lively interest in them. After several stays in the Sahara, Dubuffet moved to New York, and then returned to France, where he spent his time living in Paris and Vence. Nearly fifty works, paintings and sculptures, made between 1944 and 1982, from international collections, will be displayed to the public for the first time in Luxembourg.
The exhibition forms the subject of a catalogue with a preface by Daniel Abadie, a former curator at the Pompidou Centre (where, in particular, he organised retrospectives devoted to Dali, Pollock and Dubuffet) who was later director of the Jeu de Paume Museum.
Following the success of the exhibition devoted to Jean-Michel Basquiat, held in May 2016 by the Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, the Jean Dubuffet exhibition will be the second retrospective devoted entirely to one artist. This exhibition confirms the gallery’s international positioning and its determination to present the Grand-Duchy as one of the major actors on the contemporary art scene in Europe.
The exhibition is being held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, Xavier Bettel, the Burgomaster of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer.
Press conference: Tuesday 26 September at 1 pm
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Exhibition dates: Thursday 28 September – Saturday 4 November 2017
The gallery is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm
Valérie Cueto is an adviser and exhibition commissioner based in New York who specialises in post-war to contemporary art. She began her career in Paris in the 1990s with her gallery named after herself in the Marais before moving to New York in 2006 to found Cueto Project, presenting emerging artists to major artists in her space in Chelsea. There she held critically acclaimed exhibitions ranging from “Flowers of Evil still Bloom”, to geometrical abstraction with François Morellet, through to the infinitesimal work of Roman Opalka.