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Le Casquettador

Artist
Jean Dubuffet, French, 1901–1985
Date
November 1971
Material
Acrylic paint on Klegecell
Made in
Paris, Île-de-France, Western Europe, France, Europe
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Gallery 254
Dimensions
72 × 36 × 6 in. (182.9 × 91.4 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Julian and Hope Edison
Rights
© (year) Estate of Jean Dubuffet, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Object Number
714:2018
NOTES
Painted with heavy black outlines and primary colors, this cartoonish figure is one of many unique characters artist Jean Dubuffet designed for his performance "Coucou Bazar," which premiered in New York in 1973. In "Coucou Bazar," life-size sculptures were propelled by motors or manipulated by costumed performers. Named for its cap, or "casquette" in French, "Le Casquettador" was originally mounted on wheels that allowed it to be moved. It is uncertain whether it appeared onstage, as only some of Dubuffet’s sculpted characters were ever used in productions.
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