7 May 2008,
Price realised USD 58,600
USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
Glaieuls dans un pot à lait II
signed 'Bernard Buffet' (center right) and dated '1977' (lower left)
oil on canvas
28¾ x 19 7/8 in. (73 x 50.5 cm.)
Painted in 1977
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Maurice Garnier has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
Galerie Tamenaga, Tokyo.
Private collection, Japan.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998.
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