One minute with Jean Dubuffet

Dear Friends,

We continue today with “One Minute with Jean Dubuffet” with a focus on ‘Tête griotte’, a ‘print assembly’ in ink on paper made by the artist in 1957.

Let’s discover this work with us !

Françoise and Florence Chibret-Plaussu


One minute with Dubuffet


Known as a pioneer of informal art, Dubuffet questioned himself throughout his artistic life. He constantly challenged all the achievements and all the traditional values in art. In perpetual research and of unbridled creativity, he used techniques and unexpected materials. Of great originality and internationally recognized, he is one of the major artists of the 20th century.

‘Tête griotte’ is a rare and exceptional ‘print assembly’ in ink on paper made by the artist in 1957. It belongs to the series of ‘assembly works’ that constitute the summit of the perfecting of this technique that he had been developing since 1953.

This assembly of prints was the opportunity for the artist to improvise and experiment, to stimulate his imagination by freeing himself from conventions and prejudices.

Dubuffet created prints in Indian ink – he arbitrarily cut insignificant fragments of all shapes and sizes to recollect and accumulate them without premeditation. Each piece added calls into question the organization of the previous assembly, with luck creating the unexpected.

You can discover this work on the walls of our gallery.



Jean Dubuffet
‘Tête griotte”

Jean Dubuffet, Tête griotte, 1957
February 1957
Ink and printed paper collage on paper
65 x 42 cm
Signed and dated lower left
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse



– Collection of Mrs Trudi Brückner, Basel
– Private collection, Geneva, by 1969
– B.C. Holland, Inc, Chicago
– Private collection, USA


– Max Loreau, Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule XII : Tableaux d’assemblages, Lausanne, 1969, n°131, p. 104.

Certificate of the Fondation Dubuffet.


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