9 November 2000
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
signed and dated 'Bernard Buffet 62' (lower right)
oil on canvas
51¼ x 38¼ in. (130.2 x 97.2 cm.)
Painted in 1962
David et Garnier, Paris.
Wally F Galleries, New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1965.
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Maurice Garnier has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘