Cent Tableaux, Galerie Charpentier by Bernard Buffet, 1958
Artist: Bernard Buffet
Medium: Original Lithographic Poster, 1958
Dimensions: 29 x 21.5 in, 73.7 x 54.6 cm
Poster Paper - Perfect Condition A
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. His work was on display in an unprecedented retrospective at the Galerie Charpentier for which this poster was created.
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.
This amazing poster has an important historical significance to most Buffet collectors. Lithograph in 4 colors. Ed. of 1,000. Ref: Sorlier 17.