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.
Signed and dedicated to ‘Jean Marie’
– 37 x 52 cm (59 x 74 cm encadré)
– 14 5/8 x 20 1/2 in. (23 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. framed)
PROVENANCE : Former collection of Jean-Marie Rivière (L’Alcazar)
Certificate by Galerie Maurice Garnier
This pastel was in the collections of Jean-Marie Rivière, founder of the Alcazar, a famous parisian Cabaret. Buffet realized the curtains of the scene before it opened in 1968.