Lot 17: BERNARD BUFFET, (FRENCH, 1928-1999), "TÊTE DE FEMME"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"TÊTE DE FEMME"
Signed and dated 53 upper right, colored pencil on Arches.
25 x 19 1/2 in. (63.5 x 49.5cm)
Private Collection, Pound Ridge, New York.
This work is recorded in the Bernard Buffet archives at the Galerie Maurice Garnier.
With pale time, light and mat staining and minor surface soiling. Artist tack holes evident in sheet corners. A few soft handling creases. The outermost 1/2 inch of the left vertical sheet edge previously detached, and subsequently repaired and backed, and attendant approx. 3 inch horizontal splits along the top and bottom edges located approx. 1/2 inch from the top and bottom sheet edges, also backed. Also a 1/2 inch vertical tear on the upper sheet edge located 3 inches from the upper left corner. Also a 3/4 inch crescent shaped tear (backed and repaired) at the upper center located 1/2 inch from top sheet edge. Bottom left has been unevenly trimmed in an approx. 3 inch area. Traces of old glue stains, minor flecks of skinning in places at the extreme sheet edges. Old glue and tape remains evident verso.
A Galerie Droualt-David Paris circular ink stamp verso. A few pencil notations and a reinforced ink notation for the number 12 verso.
Otherwise generally good condition.
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