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BERNARD BUFFET | AU BON COIN, CHEZ MAURICE

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25,000 - 35,000 USD

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Property from an American Collection


BERNARD BUFFET

1928 - 1999

AU BON COIN, CHEZ MAURICE


Signed Bernard Buffet and dated 70 (toward lower left)

Watercolor, pen and ink, brush and ink, colored crayon and pencil on paper

19½ by 25⅝ in. (49.5 by 65.1 cm)

Framed: 27 by 32½ in. (68.6 by 82.6 cm)

Executed in 1970.


The authenticity of this work has been orally confirmed by Ida Garnier & Jacques Gasbariau.

In the dynamic environment of post-war Paris, Buffet, a young painter brimming with talent, received widespread attention from art circles and society alike. At only eighteen years old, he was named by the authoritative French magazine Connaissance des arts to their list of “Ten Important Post-War Artists.” Buffet made a name for himself at a very young age, and his dazzling brilliance influenced the styles of the times and created a commercial phenomenon. But throughout the ups and downs of his career, he remained independent in thought and action, persisted in his core beliefs and never surrendered to the pressures of popular opinion. At a time in which abstract art was widely popular, this bold, uninhibited and talented artist never strayed from figurative expressive methods. It could be suggested that he saved the post-war art scene from succumbing to homogeneity.