Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut, the origins of the collection

Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut, the origins of the collection

L'Art Brut de Jean Dubuffet, aux origines de la collection [Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut, the origins of the collection], directed by Sarah Lombardi, with texts by Sarah Lombardi a.o., Lausanne, Paris: Collection de l'Art Brut, Flammarion, 2016, 224 pp, 170 color illus., bilingual French/English.

Published in honor of the museum's fortieth anniversary, a bilingual catalogue (French/English) looks back over the key moments marking the history of the Collection de l'Art Brut: Dubuffet's first canvassing trip in Switzerland in 1945 (Catalogue excerpt No. 1); the stakes that the historic 1949 exhibition entailed (Catalogue excerpt No. 2); the Compagnie de l'Art Brut's exile to the USA from 1951 to 1962 (Catalogue excerpt No. 3); Dubuffet's donation to the City of Lausanne in 1971 (Catalogue excerpt No. 4); and the museum's inauguration in 1976 (Catalogue excerpt No. 5).

The catalogue also examines the expansion of the collections, and of the museum's four-decade-long exhibition policy, along with questions relating to conservation and archiving.