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0221 Rachel E. Perry, Painting in Danger: Jean Dubuffet's Hautes Pâtes

Jean Dubuffet made his dramatic breakthrough into the art world in 1946 with what would become his signature innovation, the hautes pâtes (thick or high pastes). This article highlights the uneasy double bind Dubuffet found himself in, as his theoretical interest in ephemerality gave way to his clients’ and dealers’ practical concerns over the material durability of his work.

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