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Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), a pataphysical work which depicts the bourgeoisie as the super-mediocre. He coined the term and philosophical concept of pataphysics, which uses absurd irony to portray symbolic truths. Read more from Wikipedia →

Works by this artist in other museums: the Museum of Modern Art in New York.