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Bernard Buffet

Poires, Verre et Raisins, 1950

Oil and pencil on canvas
18 1/10 × 25 7/10 in
46 × 65.4 cm
This is a unique work.
£71,000
location
London
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About the work
Provenance
Stern Pissarro
London
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  • This price excludes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU.

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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maurice & Ida Garnier.

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated upper right, Bernard Buffet 50
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Bernard Buffet
French, 1928–1999
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Embodying Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Albert Camus’s Absurdism, Bernard Buffet’s painting conveyed the anxiety that permeated France during the Nazi occupation and came to dominate the post-war figurative art scene. A member of a group called L’Homme Témoin (The Witness) along with Bernard Lorjout and André Minaux, Buffet developed a realist style infused with social criticism, featuring a restrained palette and black outlines. He is best known for his grim “Horror of War” series and myriad streetscapes and interior scenes populated by angular, emotionless figures. Self-portraits, religious scenes, still lifes also figure among his oeuvre, which extends to lithography, engraving, and sculpture. While Buffet continued to enjoy success as a commercial artist until a debilitating illness prompted him to commit suicide, his work fell out of favor among critics in the 1960s and remains relatively unknown.

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About the work
Provenance
Stern Pissarro
London
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  • This price excludes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU.

The authenticity of …

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  • This price excludes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maurice & Ida Garnier.

Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated upper right, Bernard Buffet 50
Frame
Included
Bernard Buffet
French, 1928–1999
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Embodying Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Albert Camus’s Absurdism, Bernard Buffet’s painting conveyed the anxiety that permeated France during the Nazi occupation and came to dominate the post-war figurative art scene. A member of a group called L’Homme Témoin (The Witness) along with Bernard Lorjout and André Minaux, Buffet developed a realist style infused with social criticism, featuring a restrained palette and black outlines. He is best known for his grim “Horror of War” series and myriad streetscapes and interior scenes populated by angular, emotionless figures. Self-portraits, religious scenes, still lifes also figure among his oeuvre, which extends to lithography, engraving, and sculpture. While Buffet continued to enjoy success as a commercial artist until a debilitating illness prompted him to commit suicide, his work fell out of favor among critics in the 1960s and remains relatively unknown.

Bernard Buffet

Poires, Verre et Raisins, 1950

Oil and pencil on canvas
18 1/10 × 25 7/10 in
46 × 65.4 cm
This is a unique work.
£71,000
location
London
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