LES BARBUS MÜLLER
dates unknown (France)
Named after the eponyumous Swiss collector Josef Müller, Les Barbus Müller refer to a group of volcanic stone carvings owned by Jean Dubuffet, André Breton and Tristan Tzara. These anonymous bearded figures inaugurated le Foyer de l'Art Brut and were considered to be among its most important finds. It is generally considered that there were several authors of these neo-pagan works which likely had some original ritual use.