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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:21

The American Folk Art Museum Highlights Art Brut from Jean Dubuffet's Personal Collection

A work by Jean Dubuffet. A work by Jean Dubuffet. Flickr

Jean Dubuffet believed that art by self-taught and so-called outsider artists possessed an authenticity and creative imagination that was missing from professional art and from modern life in general. He called the work he favored “Art Brut,” collected it in great quantities and donated his accumulation of 4,000 examples to the city of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1971.

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