Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999)
Bernard Buffet is recognised as a master in his art, and his paintings are collected in the most famous museums around the world. The Surugadaira Museum (Japan) is specially dedicated to his works and displays around 1,000 of his works. His paintings are strong and breathtakingly unforgettable. Bernard Buffet’s style can be recognised among others by a network of “dry” straight lines grey faces, wrinkled foreheads, scarce straight hair, tensed hands. His characters seemed crucified.
MUSEUM : Surugadaira (mus. Bernard Buffet), Clermont-Ferrand, Cluny, Marseille (mus. Cantini), Paris (mus. d’Art Moderne), Rome (mus. du Vatican), Toronto, Troyes, Villeneuve d’Asq, Genève, Lille.
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated ‘Bernard Buffet 60’ lower right
– 97 x 130 cm (125 x 158 cm encadré)
– 38 1/4 x 51 1/8 in. (49 1/4 x 62 1/4 in. framed)
– Galerie David et Garnier, Paris
– Findlay Gallery, Palm Beach
– Private collection, Bruxelles
Certificate by Mr. Maurice Garnier