Author and artist Mark Haddon, best known for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, came to Tate Modern to look at one of his favourite paintings: The Busy Life 1953 by Jean Dubuffet. This work belongs to a series that Dubuffet called beaten pastes because the main paint layer resembled butter, into which he scratched the graffiti-like figures. In this film, Haddon shares his love for Dubuffets technique: a celebration of mark-making and texture.
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