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Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962, installation view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, January 29-April 30, 2017. Photo: Brian Forrest.

Aruna D'Souza

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Jean Dubuffet shocked the art establishment in the mid-1940s by rejecting conventional notions of beauty and good taste. He used drawing to indulge his passion for research and experimentation, and his sense of adventure pervades this landmark museum exhibition of his drawings.

Writer Aruna D’Souza traces Dubuffet’s radical approach to the mundane and the outrageous, and highlights what keeps these drawings vibrant and relevant today.

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