b. 1928
- d. 1999
  • France
Turnover 2023
$USD 21.280.170
Record Sale
$USD 1.732.660

Buffet studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and quickly gained recognition for his unique approach to art. The artist’s first painting was exhibited in 1946 at the Galerie Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. After that, Buffet held at least one exhibition in each of the subsequent years. Bernard Buffet’s artistic style is characterized by its emotional intensity, angular forms, and expressive use of line. He often depicted themes of isolation, melancholy, and existential struggles in his paintings. His work stood in contrast to the prevailing trends of abstract and conceptual art during his time. While his work faced both praise and criticism, his impact on the art scene of his era cannot be denied. Toward the end of his career, Buffet was unable to work because he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease.


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Bernard BUFFET (1928-1999)
Les clowns musiciens, le saxophoniste (1991)

Lot # 68
225.4 x 270 cm
Hammer price: $ 1,732,644 (HKD 13,500,000 )
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 2,111,259 (HKD 16,450,000 )
Estimate: $ 898,408 – $ 1,155,096 (HKD 7,000,000 – HKD 9,000,000 )
20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale
01 dec 2021
Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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