Structure Type: works of art - sculpture - public sculpture

Designers: Portman, John C. and Associates (firm); Jean Dubuffet (painter/sculptor); John Calvin Portman Jr. (architect/developer)

Dates: [unspecified]

San Francisco, CA

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Embaracdero Center, Justin Herman Plaza.

The French painter and sculptor, Jean Dubuffet (07/31/1901-05/12/1985) created the sculpture "La Chiffonniere," (or "Rag Woman") to stand in Justin Herman Plaza. It is one of five notable sculptures placed around the Embarcadero Center property, the brainchild of the developer and art collector, David Rockefeller. Dubuffet pioneered what he called "Art Brut," paintings and sculpture that intended to tap into the genuine creative power of the unconscious as well as the art of children, prisoners, the insane and others marginalized by society. Dubuffet's paintings often feature thick, coarse surfaces and roughly doodled figures.

PCAD id: 14926