7 May 2008,
Price realised USD 37,000
USD 18,000 - USD 22,000
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
signed 'Bernard Buffet' (lower right)
watercolor and brush and India ink on paper
25½ x 19 5/8 in. (64.8 x 49.8 cm.)
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Maurice Garnier has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Private collection, Japan.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998.
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