2 November 2011
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
Nature morte aux iris
signed and dated 'Bernard Buffet 57' (center right)
oil on canvas
25 3/8 x 21½ in. (64.5 x 54.6 cm.)
Painted in 1957
E. David and M. Garnier, Paris.
Galerie Juarez, Palm Beach.
Harry and Maribel Blum Foundation; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 19 November 1986, lot 243.
Galerie Etienne Sassi, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, March 1987.
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