Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (born July 31, 1901 in Le Havre, † May 12, 1985 in Paris) was a French painter, sculptor, collage and action artist. Dubuffet was a major representative of the 'Art brut' (Outsider art) and one of the most prominent representatives of French post-war art.
His Monument with Standing Beast is a surrealist sculpture in Chicago. Made in 1984, it consists of of polyepoxide painted with polyurethane, its height is 9 m and its weighs 9,100 kg. The sculpture is also called 'Snoopy in a blender' by the locals.
The Monument au Fantôme (English: Monument to the Phantom) is a sculpture that was installed in Houston, Texas, in 1983. The painted fiberglass and steel frame sculpture features seven individual shapes that represent features of Houston, including a fireplace, a church, a dog, a hedge, a mast, a phantom and a tree. Or aliens.