2 November 2011
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
Homme nu debout
signed and dated 'Bernard Buffet 49' (upper left)
oil and pencil on canvas
76 1/8 x 36¼ in. (193.1 x 92 cm.)
Executed in 1949
M. Drouant, Paris.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 8 November 2000, lot 146.
Anon. (acquired at the above sale); sale, Christie's, New York, 7 November 2007, lot 479.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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