Gourmet Fair

Delving into Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet, Arab, Gazelle and Three Palm Trees, 1948, Gouache on paper. Photo Courtesy Opera Gallery. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — Opera Gallery, one of the most prestigious galleries in Paris is hosting an exhibition showcasing the world of Jean Dubuffet in its immense exhibition space on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, one of the French capital’s most luxurious streets. The show brings together some 30 works by the prolific 20th century painter and sculptor known for his constant experimentations and confrontations with existing art movements. The exhibition offers an immersive look into his works and opens with his Arab, Gazelle and Three Palm Trees painted in 1948 a period during which the artist journeyed to the Sahara in order to cut himself off from all influences. He would discover a rich desert culture and became fascinated with the nomadic tribes of Algeria.

Jean Dubuffet, Element Blue XII, 1967. Transfer onto polyester resin. Photo Courtesy Opera Gallery. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The show offers a journey into his experiments with chromatics and gestures, the result often being a feast for the eye. His Place with Three Charaters totally removes the sky and the ground from the painting allowing the people to seemingly dance around in bubbles of color. He enjoyed numerous exhibitions in his lifetime on both sides of the Atlantic. He died in Paris in 1985 at the age of 83.

Jean Dubuffet, Place with Three Characters, 1981. Acrylique on adhesive paper on canva. Photo Courtesy Opera Gallery. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Created in 1994 by Gilles Dyan, Opera Gallery is a network of galleries established throughout the world. Opera galleries are found in New York, Miami, Bal Harbour, Aspen, London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Dubai, Beirut, Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul. The house brings together an international collection of Impressionism, American Pop Art, the Abstract and the Figurative. Picasso, Chagall, Calder, Warhol and Keith Haring are all on the agenda among others. So if you can’t be in Paris right now, you can visit Opera Gallery in one of these cities to see what’s on there locally while The Gourmet Gazette brings the Dubuffet exhibit in Paris to you.
Until January 3rd
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