l'Art Brut Prefere aux Arts Culturels.

Paris: Gallerie Rene Drouin, 1949.

Squarish octavo, unpaginated (approximately 54 pages). Illustrated throughout in black and white. First edition, ordinary issue, of this first publication of le Compagnie de l'Art Brut. This catalogue, with an introduction by Dubuffet, is of the first formal exhibition of Art Brut, just two years after Dubuffet began his informal showings in the Foyer de l'Art Brut at Gallerie Rene Drouin, which led to the founding of le Compagnie de l'Art Brut in 1948. The majority of works exhibited were part of the collection of le Compagnie, and the artists included Jean Mar, Sylvie Lec, Clotilde Patard, Miguel Hernandez, Auguste For, Scottie Wilson, Gaston Chaissac, Raymond Oui and others. The deluxe issue of this catalogue included an original linoleum engraving by Miguel Hernandez and was limited to 30 copies. Some light browning to paper and a bit of pulling to staples of printed wrappers, otherwise a fine copy.

Price: $500.00
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