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Bernard Buffet (1928 – 1999) was an Expressionist known for his signature style of thick, angular black lines found in whatever he was painting, from clowns to war scenes to butterflies and buildings! His life story is interesting, to say the least. He was born July 10, 1928, in Paris. In honor of his birthday, I've included a bold "Paris" postcard (undated, unused) featuring his Notre Dame painting from 1963. The port of La Rochelle card is franked 1975 and the Loire Chateau is from 1976. Another Paris scene of the canal St. Martin is written on, but not dated. This card shows some wear on the edges. The other three are in near mint condition.
Google Buffet's name and you'll find a plethora of articles about his skyrocketing to fame, his loss of favor and his comeback. One of his clown paintings sold for over a million pounds at Christie's in London in 2015. I have another Buffet card listed here: https://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-8979/Butterfly-French-Ex78pressionist-Bernard-Buffet-1962
Now, quite by accident, I've included a fifth card which I mistook for Buffet art, but it's special all the same: a 1985 collage card illustrating the historic event when environmental artist Christo wrapped the Pont Neuf bridge. (Near mint condition)
These cards are all modern size, about 6 by 4 inches.
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Bernard Buffet and Christo Collection of Vintage Postcards Paris Loire Pont Neuf
$10 USD SOLD
Unique French Postcards for the Serious Collector and Other Delights from France!
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