Bernard BuffetPortrait of the Artist 1954

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Artist
Bernard Buffet (1928‑1999)
Title
Portrait of the Artist
Portrait de l'Artiste
Date 1954
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1464 x 1140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by J. Spreiregen 1955
Reference
T00004
Not on display

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Bernard Buffet born 1928

T00004 Portrait de l'Artiste (Portrait of the Artist) 1954

Inscribed 'Bernard | Buffet | 54' t.l. and 'L25' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 57 5/8 x 44 7/8 (146.5 x 114)
Presented by J. Spreiregen 1955
Prov:With Galerie Drouant-David, Paris (purchased from the artist); J. Spreiregen, London
Repr:Edward Lucie-Smith, Movements in Art since 1945(London 1969), pl.66

E. David states (letter of 7 October 1958) that there are several later variants of this self-portrait, which is the first of its type. Two of 1956 follow the pose closely: in one (now in a US private collection) the artist is in a dark shirt against a light background, and in the other (coll. Pierre Bergé) he has a pale blue shirt against a dark background. The latter is reproduced in J… (read more)

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