7 May 2008,
Price realised USD 61,000
USD 50,000 - USD 70,000
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
Environs de Matignon Bretagne
signed and dated 'Bernard Buffet 64' (upper right); titled 'environs de Matignon Bretagne' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
45¾ x 32 in. (116.2 x 81.3 cm.)
Painted in 1964
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Maurice Garnier has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
E. David et M. Garnier, Paris.
Findlay Galleries, Chicago (acquired from the above).
Sidney Warshauer, Chicago (acquired from the above).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Property from a Midwest Collector
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