21 June 2018
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
Squelette de brochet
signed ‘Bernard Buffet 54’ (upper right)
oil on canvas
28 3/4 x 45 5/8 in. (73 x 116 cm.)
Painted in 1954
Galerie Drouant-David, Paris.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by 1955 (no. 1420).
Galerie R. Ferrero, Geneva.
Acquired from the above and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Y. Le Pichon, Bernard Buffet, vol. I, 1943-1961, Lausanne, 1986, no. 279, p. 298 (illustrated p. 289).
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Bernard Buffet, November - December 1955, no. 17.
This work is recorded in the Maurice Garnier Archives.
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