“Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962” features a number of important portraits of artists and writers that Jean Dubuffet created between 1945 and 1947.
He was drawn to the particularities of his subjects: “Funny noses, big mouths, crooked teeth… I like that,” he said. The portrait of misanthrope Paul Léautaud shows an exaggerated downturned mouth, evoking the reputation of the mean, caustic theater critic ☹️
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Jean Dubuffet, Léautaud griffures blanches (Léautaud with White Scratches) (detail), November 1946, India ink on scratchboard. Collection of Judy and Marc Herzstein. Photography by Thomas R. DuBrock. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
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