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Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (July 31, 1901 in Le Havre - May 12, 1985 in Paris) was one of the most famous French painters and sculptors of the second half of the 20th century.

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The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State's ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.

What culture lacks is the taste for anonymous, innumerable germination. Culture is smitten with counting and measuring; it feels out of place and uncomfortable with the innumerable; its efforts tend, on the contrary, to limit the numbers in all domains; it tries to count on its fingers.
Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.