Bon Bougnat Woodfire and Spirits Paris Shop by French Painter André Renoux Unused Vintage Postcard c1980s-1990sBon Bougnat Woodfire and Spirits Paris Shop by French Painter André Renoux Unused Vintage Postcard c1980s-1990s

Au Bon Bougnat no longer exists at 21 Rue Ramey in Paris. It's now a fast food "to go" Asian restaurant. But if you love the stories behind these Paris businesses immortalized in the paintings of André Renoux (1939-2002), I suggest you look up "bougnat" on Wikipedia. The edited version is that a bougnat is person who came from rural France to Paris. In time they became prominent in the firewood and coal delivery business (hence the delivery wagon in front). Often, the husband made the deliveries while the wife served drinks to customers. The Wiki listing offers an interesting history with much more detail.
As you can see in the scan, some variance in color, dye lots, is to be expected in these cards. This store front is a red-orange, more red in some cards, more brown in others. Published in the 1980s and '90s, some of these cards are extremely rare (especially those from Renoux's New York days; he also painted London sites and had exhibitions around the world). I've been told that there are about 70 in this series.

These postcards are in overall unused near mint condition. Possibly hints of wear at corner tips. Circa 1980s-1990s. About 5.75 by 4-1/8 inches. To see all the Renoux cards currently available, use RENOUX in the word search box. Shipping within the US is $3.75 whether you buy one or 10, so collect away! Plus, remember: BUY More, Save More: With a minimum $50 order, you'll get a $10 discount. Details on my shop home page on how to handle check out so I can change the price before you pay to give you your savings.

André Renoux is considered the "father" of the Paris School of Urban Realism. You may have seen Renoux's Paris shop scenes on Williams Sonoma plates. His original limited-edition serigraphs sell anywhere from $600 to $2,000.

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Bon Bougnat Woodfire and Spirits Paris Shop by French Painter André Renoux Unused Vintage Postcard c1980s-1990s

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