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The Last Two Years

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Epanouissement, November 11, 1984 Acrylic on Canvas-backed Paper 39-1/2" X 52-3/4" © Courtesy of the artist & Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ADAGP, Paris
The Last Two Years
Curated by: Harmony Murphy

510 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
January 20th, 2012 - March 10th, 2012
Opening: January 19th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

An exhibition featuring nearly twenty works from the final two bodies of work by Jean Dubuffet.  After twelve years of working on his Hourloupe cycle with a palette of primarily red, blue and black, in 1983 Dubuffet unleashed an extended color palette across the canvas, removing the borders and a representational reference point.  From February 1983 to February 1984, the artist painted the Mires, or “Test Patterns,” exclusively, meant to evoke in viewers a visceral reaction that might rid the mind of the teachings of culture and tradition so as to see with a naked eye. Dubuffet entitled his final series (painted in 1984) Non-Lieux, a legal term meaning neither guilty nor innocent—in effect, “no verdict.”  The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by curator Harmony Murphy.