A brief look at the sales pattern, offers some clues to what's driving the new Bernard Buffet market:
“There is a recent and well-deserved resurgence of market interest in this artist,” said Jay Vincze, head of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s London. “A very global audience is looking at high quality Western art today, and buyers respond to Buffet’s bold, graphic style and expressive colors.” […] “He is considered good value in the market with a lot of room to move.”
All of this is fine and good. The art market thrives on rediscoveries and changes of taste. But the recent boom in Buffet sales ought to be examined more closely.
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