7 February 2001
Bernard Buffet (1928-1999)
Nature morte à la cafetière
signed and dated 'Bernard Buffet 56' (upper right); inscribed 'Venise' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
571/8 x 46in. (147 x 114.2cm.)
Painted in 1956
Galerie Drouant-David, Paris.
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Venice, XXVIIIth Biennale Internazionale d'Arte di Venezia, 1956, no. 460.
Sold with a photo-certificate from Maurice Garnier dated Paris, le 18 septembre 1987.
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