How did the painter Jean Dubuffet die?

The artist Jean Dubuffet died on 12 May 1985 in Basel, Switzerland, at the age of 84.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris both organised a solo exhibition dedicated to the painter’s works to mark his 80th birthday. Dubuffet unveiled the Manoir d’Essor for the Louisiana Museum of Humlebæk in Denmark in 1982. In the same year, a retrospective of the artist’s works was shown at the Seibu Museum of Art in Tokyo. This art exhibition then travelled to Osaka to the National Museum of Art. Dubuffet unveiled his Monument au Fantôme [Monument to the Phantom] in Houston in 1983, which was followed by the inauguration of the Monument à la Bête Debout [Monument with Standing Beast] in Chicago in 1984. In the same year, the French Pavilion of the Venice Biennale was devoted to presenting Jean Dubuffet’s works. For the first time, the Fondation Dubuffet organised an exhibition in Sweden—at the Malmö Konsthall. Towards the end of 1984, the French painter decided to stop painting, going on to write his Biographie au pas de course in 1985.

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