Crude, obscene and extraordinary: Jean Dubuffet's war against good taste

Published May 03 2021 at 5:00 AM GMT
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  • He was the inventor of 'art brut" who rebelled against his parents, his teachers and then art itself.
  • Yet the impact of his wild provocative paintings, often culled from graffiti, can still be seen todayWhich great artist of the 20th century has been most influential on the 21st' Neither Picasso nor Matisse, as they have no heirs.
  • And not Marcel Duchamp, however much we genuflect before his urinal.
  • No, the artist of the last century whose ideas are everywhere today was a wine merchant who took street art and fashioned it into something extraordinary more than 75 years ago.
  • After four years of Nazi occupation, you'd think Parisians would have been unshockable.




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  • Published May 3, 2021 5:00 AM GMT