A hit, no more, no less. This is how Besch Cannes Auction describes its Easter sale which ended yesterday with a sale of jewellery and watches. But what will attract attention is the large sum collected during the sales devoted to works from modern and contemporary art. Among the masterpieces proposed for this occasion, three paintings by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999) from a private collection in the South of France, have aroused great interest among international amateurs and collectors.
The oil on canvas "Nature morte au panier de Poires (1982)", estimated between 50 000 € and 70 000 €, has been sold 133 050 €. Two other paintings from the artist "Le phare (1981)" and "Le panier de maquereaux, (1977)" have been sold 99 145 € for the first one and 75 300 € for the sescond.
The oil on panel "Trouville, jetées à marée basse, 1892-1896" sold 70300 € fits perfectly into one of Eugène Boudin’s favourite themes (1824-1898) : the seashore at low tide and more particularly those of the Normandy coast, a region where the painter comes from and which he particularly likes.
A Cocteau in the museum of sport
Another art object was the object of pre-emption by the National Sports Museum of Nice for an amount of 3265 €.These are Face drawings (1961) in color, directed by Jean Cocteau, decorating entirely a football from the JSSJB football club (Jeunesse Sportive Saint-Jeannaise Beaulieu), signed and dated, unique piece.
An event that was preceded, on April 19 and 20, by a sale of fine wines and rare spirits including a lot of twelve Château Haut-Brion 1989, sold 22570 €.