L'Affaire Dubuffet

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L'AFFAIRE DUBUFFET - or how a Dubuffet painting was bought for the first time by a french museum.

16mm color - 26min - 1997


music: Matthew Wedgewood, Ludovic Montet
french language with english subtitles

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The Dubuffet Case telles the story of art critic René Deroudille's struggle to convince the Lyon Fine Arts Museum (France) to buy a Jean Dubuffet painting 1956. Although known around the world, no french museum had yet dared to acquire any of Dubuffet's work.
The twisting suspensful drama is told through the fascinating correspondance between Jean Dubuffet, René Deroudille and collage artist Philippe Dereux, intermediary between the painter and the art critic at the time. If the painting by Dubuffet, the "Blond Landscape", is at the center of the story, it shares the role of the hero with the three other protagonists.
Author(s) Cécile Déroudille
Artist(s) Cécile Déroudille, Matthew Wedgewood & Ludovic Montet, Philppe Dereux
Format DVD
Year 1997
Language(s) French
Subtitles English
Publisher Re:Voir

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