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Opens Tonight, Jan 19, 6-8p:Jean Dubuffet:  The Last Two YearsPace Gallery, 510 W25th St., NYCDuring the final two years of Jean Dubuffet’s life, his canvases exploded with raw emotion.  The artist’s mental landscapes described a non-place, made perceptible by fluid intertwining lines and radiant colors that seem drawn from an alternate reality.  “To see the last works,” Murphy writes, “is to see all of Dubuffet, his theories contracted into an energetic force comprised of wild, fluid brushstrokes that appear as if they could escape from the confines of any boundaries imposed upon them.”  After twelve years of working on his Hourloupe cycle (the longest series of his career) with a palette of primarily red, blue, and black, contained by thick black outlines, in 1983 Dubuffet unleashed an extended color palette across the canvas, removing the borders and a representational reference point.  Nearly twenty works drawn from the final two bodies of work by the artist (Mires and Non-Lieux) will be on view.

Opens Tonight, Jan 19, 6-8p:

Jean Dubuffet:  The Last Two Years

Pace Gallery, 510 W25th St., NYC

During the final two years of Jean Dubuffet’s life, his canvases exploded with raw emotion.  The artist’s mental landscapes described a non-place, made perceptible by fluid intertwining lines and radiant colors that seem drawn from an alternate reality.  “To see the last works,” Murphy writes, “is to see all of Dubuffet, his theories contracted into an energetic force comprised of wild, fluid brushstrokes that appear as if they could escape from the confines of any boundaries imposed upon them.”  After twelve years of working on his Hourloupe cycle (the longest series of his career) with a palette of primarily red, blue, and black, contained by thick black outlines, in 1983 Dubuffet unleashed an extended color palette across the canvas, removing the borders and a representational reference point.  Nearly twenty works drawn from the final two bodies of work by the artist (Mires and Non-Lieux) will be on view.

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