Cover and dedicatory pages from Jean L'Anselme's Poèmes à la sourieuse rose [Poems to the smiling rose] (Genève : L.E.C., 1948), a group of pieces written by L'Anselme with his "unschooled" left hand, in an exercise drawing on the tenets of Art Brut, the school of artistic and linguistic experimentation defined by Jean Dubuffet, a champion of L'Anselme and the dedicatee of this volume.
April 26, 2010
At least that's what Jean Dubuffet wanted us to know with his exhibition in 1947. This poster enters the Beinecke collection along with another wonderful print marking the publication of Dubuffet's illustrated version of Jean Paulhan's Métromanie.
March 8, 2010