People, Jul. 25, 1977

"I shall fight to the bone," says Jean Dubuffet. At 75, the artist is waging war against Renault, the French automobile firm. At issue: a giant sculpture park Dubuffet designed for the company's headquarters outside Paris. Nine months after construction began in January 1975, Renault decided that the Salon d'Ete would be too expensive to complete and to maintain, and called a halt. Dubuffet, who says the ensemble of sculpture is "the sum of twelve years of work," promptly sued "to defend the right of the artist over his creation"—and lost. Undaunted, he...

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