Oils are rare by Michaux and figurative work is even rarer. This marvelous oil depicts indistinct heads which appear to be peaking over the top of a wall. Upon first glance, one assumes this to be a work by Jean Dubuffet as the entire feel of it speaks of his color palette and expressive hand along with the child-like feel to the execution. As one tries to determine if it is indeed a wall they will note the hieroglyphic scrawls and these are unmistakably the hand of Michaux.
Galerie Le Point Cardinal, Paris
Private Collection, Paris
Then by descent
Artcurial Auction, Paris, June 2021