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Bernard Buffet
TÊTE DE BRETONNE, 1955
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
46
Bernard Buffet
TÊTE DE BRETONNE, 1955
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Paris

Bernard Buffet
1928 - 1999
TÊTE DE BRETONNE, 1955
signed Bernard Buffet and dated 55 upper right; signed Bernard Buffet, dedicated A Pierre Bergé and dated Le 25 Sept 1955 on the reverse; oil on canvas
91,8 x 73,2 cm; 36 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Pierre Bergé, Paris (gift from the artist)

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Cent tableaux de 1944 à 1958 par Bernard Buffet, 1958, no. 71

Catalogue Note

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Galerie Maurice Garnier.


"The gravity of his Breton women is that of a cavalry, standing in the mystical space of the churchyard. Grave and mythical figures, timeless women, guardians of silence, of grief and of waiting, they are the memory of time, of conscious knowledge. [...] Their hieratic aspect is like a block of granite, echoing its sharp, cutting edges. Their faces, like impassive masks, exert a disturbing fascination upon us."

Lydia Harambourg

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Paris