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May 16, 2014 04:00 PMCalender

Bernard Buffet (French, 1928-1999) Nature morte à l'assiette et verre

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2728BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 16, 2014 4:00PM


Bernard Buffet (French, 1928-1999)

Nature morte à l'assiette et verre
Signed and dated "Bernard Buffet 50" u.r., with two stamps, including one from the
Ministério da Educação e Saúde, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the reverse.
Oil and graphite on canvas, 13 x 21 3/4 in. (33.0 x 55.2 cm),framed.
Condition: Surface grime.

Provenance: Purchased at auction in Sao Paulo c. 1971; collection of Martin and Irmgard Altmann, Sao Paolo, Brazil; by family descent to the present owner.

N.B. We wish to thank Mrs. Ida Garnier and Mr. Jacques Gasbarian of Galerie Maurice Garnier for kindly confirming the authenticity of this lot; a photo-certificate from Mrs. Garnier and Mr. Gasbarian accompanies the lot.

Estimate $30,000-50,000

Scattered retouch consistent with small patches on the reverse, largest area of retouch to u.l. quadrant, measuring approx. 1/2 x 1 in., minor craquelure; would benefit from a cleaning.

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Brazil, Bernard Buffet, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Sao Paulo, Irmgard Altmann, Martin Altmann, Maurice Garnier