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Le Moulin Rouge

Le Moulin Rouge, 1970 by Bernard Buffet is an original etching on Rives BFK paper. This print is signed in the lower right and numbered in the lower left. Published by ‘Editions Lacouriere et Frelaut Galerie Maurice Garnier’, and printed by Atelier Lacouriere et Frelaut. Rheims 67.

Born in Paris in 1928, Buffet came of age under the Nazi occupation. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, and by the age of 19 had had his first solo show. Buffet’s was an austere vision of the world that chimed perfectly with the atmosphere of post-war alienation championed by the fashionable existentialist philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. It earned him immediate popular acclaim and in 1948, at the age of 20, he was awarded the prestigious Prix de la Critique. Ten years later, now a highly renowned artist, he was hailed by The New York Times Magazine as one of ‘France’s Fabulous Young Five’, together with Françoise Sagan, Yves Saint Laurent, Roger Vadim and Brigitte Bardot.

Le Moulin Rouge is defined by “dry” straight lines revealing the shape of buildings and bodies. His works show elongated, emaciated figures and structures and lend a feeling of despair and loneliness. Buffet shows Paris itself, traditionally portrayed as lively and colorful, in a hard and lifeless manner.

Title

Le Moulin Rouge

Medium

Etching

Year

1970

Edition

120

Catalogue Raisonné

Rheims 67

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 22 x 30 (in)
57 x 76 (cm)
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Le Moulin Rouge, 1970 by Bernard Buffet is an original etching on Rives BFK paper. This print is signed in the lower right and numbered in the lower left. Published by ‘Editions Lacouriere et Frelaut Galerie Maurice Garnier’, and printed by Atelier Lacouriere et Frelaut. Rheims 67.

Born in Paris in 1928, Buffet came of age under the Nazi occupation. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, and by the age of 19 had had his first solo show. Buffet’s was an austere vision of the world that chimed perfectly with the atmosphere of post-war alienation championed by the fashionable existentialist philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. It earned him immediate popular acclaim and in 1948, at the age of 20, he was awarded the prestigious Prix de la Critique. Ten years later, now a highly renowned artist, he was hailed by The New York Times Magazine as one of ‘France’s Fabulous Young Five’, together with Françoise Sagan, Yves Saint Laurent, Roger Vadim and Brigitte Bardot.

Le Moulin Rouge is defined by “dry” straight lines revealing the shape of buildings and bodies. His works show elongated, emaciated figures and structures and lend a feeling of despair and loneliness. Buffet shows Paris itself, traditionally portrayed as lively and colorful, in a hard and lifeless manner.

Buffet had an extremely prolific career, painting over 8,000 works and garnering widespread popularity and acclaim, including dozens of international exhibitions and honors such as being inducted into the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1974. Born in Paris, France on July 10, 1928, the artist took his own life after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease on October 4, 1999 in Tourtour, France at the age of 71.

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Title

Le Moulin Rouge

Medium

Etching

Year

1970

Edition

120

Catalogue Raisonné

Rheims 67

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 22 x 30 (in)
57 x 76 (cm)
Price Price on Request