Sale: 489 / Evening Sale, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 169

Jean Dubuffet
Portrait de Georges Limbour, Um 1946.
Oil on paper
Post auction sale: € 100,000 / $ 113,000
Lot description
Portrait de Georges Limbour. Um 1946.
Oil on paper , laminated on canvas.
Loreau III 101. Signed in lower right. 41.7 x 31.5 cm (16.4 x 12.4 in). Canvas: 42 x 32,5 cm ( 12,8 x 16,5 in).
- Portraits in profile are very rare in Dubuffet's oeuvre.
- From the artist's important period of creation before his second solo show in Paris.
- Remarkable document of his material technique experiments from the same year
We are grateful to the Fondation Dubuffet, Paris, for the kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Blu, Milan.
Collection Antonio Spada, Brescia.
Galerie Craven, Paris (with a gallery label on verso of the canvas).
Collection Dr. Ferdinand Krüppel, Neuss.
Private collection Northern Germany.

EXHIBITION: La figura. 55 presenze dell'arte contemporanea, Galleria Narciso, Turin, May 14 - June 16, 1966, cat. no. 26.

"I feel that beauty is merely an accidental and very specious convention. I feel that the things which are reputed to be ugly are so reputed without reason, and are no less beautiful than the things reputed to be beautiful."
Jean Dubuffet, quote after: Ex. cat. Jean Dubuffet. The First Two Decades 1943-1963, The Elkon Gallery, New York October 30 - December 23, 1986, from the introduction.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Jean Dubuffet "Portrait de Georges Limbour"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.