Buffet’s artistic life might have been quite fortunate but his personal life had a rather tragic and dramatic ending. In the late 1990s he was afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, which gradually made his ability to draw and paint to deteriorate. When on the 4th of October 1999 the illness had finally reached the stage where he was unable to work he committed suicide in his studio situated in Domaine de la Baume, close to the city of Tourtour.
The present painting has previously belonged in the collection of cinematic director Jean Negulesco. Buffet had painted Negulesco’s portrait and he had a collection of several of the artist’s works.
Viewing November 11 – 16, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
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Auction Live November 17–18, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
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