Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) endowed his foundation in 1974, eleven years before his death, with all his personal archives and a thousand works representative of his pictorial approach.
The Foundation is managed by its Secretariat located in a private mansion in the rue de Sèvres in the 6th arrondissement of Paris bought by Jean Dubuffet in the early 1960s to host the Collection de l’Art Brut, today in Lausanne. It is a permanent exhibition site, but mainly a center for studies and research. It preserves and exploits the archives from which all its activities develop.
The Foundation has also facilities in the Val-de-Marne, in Périgny-sur-Yerres, where its collection is exhibited to the public in the artist’s former sculpture studios. Among the works permanently displayed, are two major installations : the environnemental sculpture Closerie Falbala (Monument historique), the costumes and practicable for the performance Coucou Bazar.
The Dubuffet Foundation, which is the holder of the artist’s moral rights, oversees the monumental sculptures commissions, participates actively in the organization of exhibitions, supervises publishing projects, updates the catalog raisonné (Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet) which to date includes nearly 10,000 works and issues certificates of authentication.
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