Lot 22DUBUFFET, JEAN
Coucou Bazar Bal de l'Hourloupe: An Animated Painting. New York: Pace Editions for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1973. Number XIII of X copies with an original signed ink drawing by Dubuffet. Original spiral bound illustrated wrappers. 17 3/4 x 13 1/4 (45 x 33.5 cm); complete with 8 pp., text by Dubuffet,  pages notes initialed "J.D.", numerous color and black and white cut out illustrations affixed, the original drawing in black ink on a thick white sheet hinged to a backing sheet, the drawing 17 1/2 x 13 inches (45 x 33 cm), initialed and dated "J.D. 73" at lower right, the verso annotated in pencil possibly in Dubuffet's hand "P490/Avril 73/VIII", and accompanied by a photo-certificate in original envelope with Dubuffet's stamp and ink notations dating and numbering the original work XIII/X. The upper corner of the drawing with some minor showthrough of the hinge and faint striation likely caused by Dubuffet's hand, else a fine copy of a fragile work.
Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar is the artist's special publication, here in its most limited form with an original drawing, commemorating the "animated painting" of his Hourloupe cycle begun in 1962 and performed from May to July 1973 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. We trace one recent example of one of the group of ten original drawings sold at auction (this for drawing number VII, Christie's Paris, 10 June 2016, lot 110a).
Sold for $17,500
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