This lithographic poster was designed for an exhibition of a series of nudes created in 1979. The show took place at the Galerie Maurice Garnier in 1980.
Bernard Buffet's paintings reveal a dark politic and a strong respect for art history, especially French painters like Eugène Delacroix and Antoine-Jean Gros whose work had historical themes.
At the age of thirty in 1958, Bernard Buffet was one of the most famous painters in France. Because of his financial success, Bernard Buffet’s popularity was attacked by the left-leaning cultural pundits of the time. Refusing to abide with the image of a bohemian artist, his status decreased and state support for his work mostly vanished until his death. However, there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in his work, especially since his retrospective at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 2017.
Lithographic poster in 5 colors. Ed. of 4,000. Ref: Sorlier II 337 (bis)
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