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Bernard Buffet – Empire State Building

Bernard Buffet, Empire State Building is an etching printed in 1953. Bernard Buffet, Empire State Building is a proof from a small edition.

Bernard Buffet was a French Expressionist painter. Best known for his representational work, Buffet’s paintings are often figurative, graphic, and central in their compositions. Bernard Buffet is also well-known for his Expressionist works. Buffet was a member of L’Homme Témoin (the Witness-Man), an anti-abstract art group. Buffet was born in Paris, France, and he attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. As a struggling young artist, Buffet was supported by a French picture and art dealer while he was working on different works, portraits, still lifes, religious pieces, and landscapes.

Title

Galerie David et Garnier – 6 Avenue Matignon Paris

Medium

Etching Poster

Year

1959

Size 30 x 22 (in)
76 x 56 (cm)
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Bernard Buffet, Empire State Building is an etching printed in 1953. Bernard Buffet, Empire State Building is a proof from a small edition.

Bernard Buffet was a French Expressionist painter. Best known for his representational work, Buffet’s paintings are often figurative, graphic, and central in their compositions. A bold rejecter of abstract art altogether, Buffet was a member of the anti-abstraction group L’homme Témoin, or the Witness-Man, which passionately argued for the importance of representational art at a time when abstraction began to dominate the critical conversation. His oeuvre revolved around ideas of art history, death, sexuality, popular culture, and politics while often directly referencing contemporary events and artists. 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.

Bernard Buffetis well-known for his Expressionist works. Buffet was a member of L’Homme Témoin (the Witness-Man), an anti-abstract art group. Buffet was born in Paris, France, and he attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. As a struggling young artist, Buffet was supported by a French picture and art dealer while he was working on different works, portraits, still lifes, religious pieces, and landscapes.

Bernard Buffet, Empire State Building is a good example of cities architecture often painted by the artist.

Buffet participated in numerous exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the French Institute, Berlin, Germany, in 1959; the Postal Museum, Paris, France, in 1978; and the Odakyu Museum, Tokyo, Japan, in 1995. Apart from solo exhibitions, the artist also took part in group exhibitions, including those at the Salon des Independants, Paris, France, in 1947, and at the Salon d’Automne, Paris, France, in 1948. Major retrospectives of his works have been held at institutions

Bernard Buffet, Empire State Building

Bernard Buffet, Empire State Building

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Title

Galerie David et Garnier – 6 Avenue Matignon Paris

Medium

Etching Poster

Year

1959

Size 30 x 22 (in)
76 x 56 (cm)
Price Price on Request