Jean Dubuffet. Grand Jazz Band (New Orleans). December 1944

Jean Dubuffet Grand Jazz Band (New Orleans) December 1944

  • Not on view
Oil and tempera on canvas
45 1/8 x 57 3/4" (114.6 x 146.7 cm)
Gift of Nina and Gordon Bunshaft
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© 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Painting and Sculpture

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Jean Fautrier (French painter, 1898-1964), Châtenay-Malabry, France. By 1954
Maurice Lafaille, Paris. 1955
Private collection of Mr and Mrs Pierre Matisse, New York. Acquired from Lafaille, 1955 - April 1960
Museum of Modern Art benefit auction, Parke-Bernet Galleries, April 27, 1960. Donated by Mr and Mrs Pierre Matisse
Nina and Gordon Bunshaft, New York, N.Y. Purchased at Museum of Modern Art benefit auction, 1960 - 1968
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Nina and Gordon Bunshaft, 1968

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