Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Left-handed

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on April 26, 2010

Cover and dedicatory pages from Jean L’Anselme’s Poèmes à la sourieuse rose [Poems to the smiling rose]
(Genève : L.E.C., 1948), a group of pieces written by L’Anselme with his “unschooled” left hand,
in an exercise drawing on the tenets of Art Brut, the school of artistic and linguistic
experimentation defined by Jean Dubuffet, a champion of L’Anselme
and the dedicatee of this volume.

You Are More Beautiful Than You Think.

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on March 8, 2010

 At least that’s what Jean Dubuffet wanted us to know with his exhibition in 1947.

This poster enters the Beinecke collection along with another wonderful
print marking the publication of Dubuffet’s illustrated version of Jean Paulhan’s Métromanie.