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Members' Private View Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

Member's Event

a Jean Dubuffet painting featuring white, red and blue abstract shapes

Members are invited to come and explore this exhibition after hours. 

Join us for another chance to catch Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty before it closes.

This exhibition celebrates French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art. This is the first major survey of his work in the UK for over 50 years, showcasing four decades of his career, from early portraits and fantastical statues, to butterfly assemblages and giant colourful canvases

Tickets are limited so must be booked in advance. 

Our Private views are extremely popular, if you're no longer able to attend please email [email protected]  to return your free ticket. 

Please email [email protected] if you'd like to be added to the waiting list.

The gallery will be open from 18.30 - 20.30 for the private viewing.

This event is open to Barbican Members and Membership Plus. Members can book up to two tickets for this event for them and a guest. 

With infection rates rising, we still want to keep our visitors and staff safe and the Centre open. We're keeping capacities low at our and encourage you to continue wearing masks, washing hands and keeping a safe distance from others. Please read our safety information so you can enjoy your visit.

Our cloakrooms are currently closed so avoid bringing large bags with you. Long umbrellas will not be allowed in the gallery.

Exhibition sponsored by Sotheby’s and generously supported by Mr Gregory Jankilevitsch; Waddington Custot; and Bauwerk.


black and white photo of jean dubuffet smiling against some sort of wall with giant black lines

Introducing Jean Dubuffet

Not familiar with Jean Dubuffet ? Don’t fear, as our Research Assistant and resident Dubuffet expert Camille Houzé has written a short biography about the artist’s life and legacy.

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