Jean Dubuffet: Coucou Bazar – Torino, 1978


Torino, Italy

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Torino: FIAT, 1978 (06), 86,5×61,5 cm. Artist designed poster made for the third and final version of Coucou Bazar – ‘animated painting spectacle’ [sic] – produced by Fiat in Turin in 1978.

Coucou Bazar an animated painting directly taken from the cycle of L’Hourloupe by Jean Dubuffet – was performed for the first time in New York from May to July 1973 at the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of the artist at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. A second version was produced in the following September as part of the Festival d’Automne de Paris accompanying the retrospective exhibition at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, taken from that of New York. Finally, a third and final version of the “spectacle”, produced by FIAT, to be performed in Turin in 1978.

The “spectacle” lasts one hour and consits of a series of paintings animated by different actors-dancers. The music of the first two versions (New York and Paris) was composed by the Turkish musician, Ilhan Mimaroglu, whereas that of the version in Turin uses various recordings and musical experiments by Jean Dubuffet. [Dubuffet Fondation]

condition: VG+ / Near Fine.