Jean Dubuffet

La Chiffoniere

On View

Mar 20, 1979 – Dec 12, 1979

About the Exhibition

La Chiffoniere by Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985, b. Le Harve, France) is a 22-foot high, 4,500 pound piece, constructed of 1/2” stainless steel and marked with black epoxy linear tracings. It was conceived in 1972, completed late in 1978, and is among the last of the artist’s large-scale sculptures. He has, since 1977, concentrated solely on painting.

Fantastic, lighthearted, fun yet formidable, La Chiffonniere is an appropriate addition to the cityscape. “La Chiffonniere is a wonderfully whimsical welcome to springtime for New York and a delightful and dramatic illustration of how art can enliven our public environment,” commented Mrs. Doris C. Freedman, Chairman of the Public Arts Council and President of the Municipal Art Society.


Doris C. Freedman Plaza

Central Park, 60th Street & 5th Avenue


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