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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Bernard Buffet
LE COQ ROUGE
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 181,250 USD
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222

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES

Bernard Buffet
LE COQ ROUGE
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 181,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Bernard Buffet
1928 - 1999
LE COQ ROUGE
Signed Bernard Buffet and dated 59 (center left)
Oil on canvas
45 5/8 by 35 in.
115.9 by 88.9 cm
Painted in 1959.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maurice & Ida Garnier.

Provenance

Galerie David et Garnier, Paris
Findlay Galleries, Chicago
Sale: Christie's, New York, October 2, 1990, lot 192
Private Collection (and sold: Christie's, London, February 7, 2013, lot 452)
Acquired at the above sale 

Exhibited

New York, Luxembourg & Dayan, César in Context, 2016, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue
Hong Kong, Sotheby's Gallery, Bernard Buffet: Infinite Jester, 2016, n.n.
New York, Venus Over Manhattan, Bernard Buffet: Paintings from 1956 to 1999, 2017, n.n.

Catalogue Note

BERNARD BUFFET INTRO (INSERT SIGNATURE CUTOUT)
From the inception of his career to the present day, Bernard Buffet had been everything from an overnight millionaire, a popstar, an iconoclast and a recluse. His works have been called everything from challenging to kitsch, taboo to transformative, yet they have been celebrated, abandoned and celebrated once again. Whether Buffet’s works are loved or hated, it is impossible to ignore the fierce response they evoke.

At once a traditional painter and unwitting member of the French avant-garde, Buffet's hand-crafted style and prolific output evoke an off-kilter alternative to the spectacular commercial serialism of Pop. The kind of popularity that Bernard Buffet experienced as a young painter in the 1950s is quite unparalleled in the twentieth-century visual arts in terms of both its intensity and its broad social reach. Buffet’s art was, as the author Maurice Druon wrote as late as the mid-1960s, “on the street.” It was to be found on the covers of magazines and LPs, on postcards, postage stamps, wall plates, giftwrap and plastic bags.

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