4 November 2009
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
Tête de torero
signed and dated 'Bernard Buffet 67' (lower left)
oil on canvas
28 7/8 x 19¾ in. (73.3 x 50.2 cm.)
Painted in 1967
E. David et M. Garnier, Paris.
Acquired by the present owner in the 1980s.
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Maurice Garnier has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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