(Jean) Fautrier’s exhibition [in Paris 1945] made an extremely strong impression on me. Art had never before appeared so fully realised in its pure state. The word 'art' had never before been so loaded with meaning for me.
Quote of Jean Dubuffet, from Batons rompus, Jean Dubuffet, Les Editions de Minuit, Paris 1986, pp. 23,28: letter to Jean Paulhan (letter 108)