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Bernard Buffet

La tête de veau

Property from the former Collection of Pierre Bergé | Provenant de l'ancienne Collection Pierre Bergé

Bernard Buffet

Bernard Buffet

La tête de veau

La tête de veau

Property from the former Collection of Pierre Bergé

Bernard Buffet

1928 - 1999

La tête de veau


signed Bernard Buffet and dated 55 (lower right); dedicated A Pierre Bergé, signed Bernard Buffet, inscribed ''MANINES'' and dated AOUT 1955 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

97,6 x 130,7 cm; 38⅜ x 51½ in.

Painted in 1955.


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

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Provenant de l'ancienne Collection Pierre Bergé

Bernard Buffet

1928 - 1999

La tête de veau


signé Bernard Buffet et daté 55 (en bas à droite); dédicacé A Pierre Bergé, signé Bernard Buffet, inscrit ''MANINES'' et daté AOUT 1955 (au revers)

huile sur toile

97,6 x 130,7 cm; 38⅜ x 51½ in.

Peint en 1955.


L'authenticité de cette œuvre a été confirmée par la Galerie Maurice Garnier.

The work has been examined framed. Canvas is not lined. There are some thin craquelures most predominantly in the impastos. There are a few minor paint losses, only visible under close inspection, located in the black impastos and in the signature. There is a milky varnish preventing UV light from fully penetrating. However examination under UV light appears to reveal no evidence of retouching. This work is in overall very good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Pierre Bergé, Paris (gift from the artist)

Thence by descent to the present owner

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Pierre Bergé, Paris (don de l'artiste)

Puis par descendance au propriétaire actuel

Yann le Pichon, Bernard Buffet, 1943-1961, Paris, 1986, vol. I, no. 312 

Jérôme Coignard, Bernard Buffet, Les années 1950, Entretien avec Pierre Bergé, Paris, 2016, no. 11, illustrated p. 25 (titled Nature morte à la tête de veau)

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Yann le Pichon, Bernard Buffet, 1943-1961, Paris, 1986, vol. I, no. 312 

Jérôme Coignard, Bernard Buffet, Les années 1950, Entretien avec Pierre Bergé, Paris, 2016, no. 11, reproduit p. 25 (titré Nature morte à la tête de veau)

Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Bernard Buffet, 1955, no. 19

Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Cent tableaux de 1944 à 1958 par Bernard Buffet, 1958, no. 78b (titled Nature morte à la tête de veau)

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Musée Estrine, Bernard Buffet, La collection Pierre Bergé, 2018

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Bâle, Galerie Beyeler, Bernard Buffet, 1955, no. 19

Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Cent tableaux de 1944 à 1958 par Bernard Buffet, 1958, no. 78b (titré Nature morte à la tête de veau)

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Musée Estrine, Bernard Buffet, La collection Pierre Bergé, 2018