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Limbour as a Crustacean, 1946

Jean Dubuffet, French, b. Le Havre, 1901–1985

Oil and sand on canvas, 45 3/4 X 35 IN. (116.0 X 88.8 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Accession Number: 72.100

Provenance:
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York to 10 June 1958 (acquired from the Artist)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 10 June 1958-1972
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Exhibition History:
GALERIE RENE DOURIN, Paris. "Portraits a ressemblance extraite, a ressemblance cuite et confite dans la memoire, a ressemblance eclatee dans la memoire de M. Jean Dubuffet, peintre," 7-31 October 1947, no. 14.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
FONDATION BEYELER, Basel, Switzerland. "Face to Face to Cyberspace," 30 May-12 September 1999. no. 26, ill. p. 39.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris, France. "Jean Dubuffet" 12 September 2001 - 31 December 2001.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
LORREAU, MAX. Catalogue des travaux de Jean Dubuffet, fascicule 3, Paris, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1966, no. 95, ill. p. 69.
LERNER, ABRAM, ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 686, fig. 594.
DI MAZZIO, PAUL J. "Book Reviews," Arts in Academe/Arts in Society 12, no. 3 (Fall-Winter 1975), p. 378, ill.
LUCIE-SMITH, EDWARD, SAM HUNTER, and ADOLF MAX VOGT. Kunst der Gegenwart. Propylaen Kunstgeschichte-Supplementbande II (Berlin: Propylaen Verlag, 1978), no. 29a, p. 144, ill.
FRANZKE, ANDREAS. Dubuffet (Koln: DuMont Buchverlag, 1990), ill. 23, p. 96.
DEMETRION, JAMES, et al. Jean Dubuffet 1943-1963: Paintings, Sculptures, and Assemblage (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993), pp. 20-33.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works or Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), p. 70, ill. p. 71.
BENEZRA, NEAL and OLGA M. VISO with ARTHUR C. DANTO (essay). Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution; Ostfildern, Germany: Cantz, 1999), fig. 16, p. 29.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Postwar European