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.
Screen / Paravent “Monuments de Paris”, 1967
Signed higher left and numbered lower right
Four leaves screen representing the famous Parisian monuments : The Sacré-Coeur, the Tour Saint-Jacques, the Eiffel Tower and the Moulin de La Galette.
Four lithographs laid on four wood panels. Frame made of Steel.
Each pannel measure 164 x 51 cm
Total Lengh : 164 x 204 cm
– 164 x 204 x 24 cm
– 64 1/2 x 80 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.
Hundred Screens were made by the french Advertising Agency CHOURNIOZ, in 1967.
– Charles Sorlier, “Bernard Buffet Lithographe”, Editions Michèle, Trinckvel – Draeger Paris,reproduced pages 97 to 99.