splendidly unstuffy… first class
[a] fascinating account
Bill Prince, Telegraph Luxury
[a] thoroughly researched account of a life tinged with sadness, spent mostly in the studio, compulsively painting
Foulkes is really good at, the thing with which this book is happily stuffed, is snappy storytelling…[The] years of excess provide the book with its most entertaining stretches.
The Sunday Times
Whatever your opinion of the work of the prolific French expressionist Bernard Buffet, it’s not hard to be seduced by the premise of Nick Foulkes’ new biography, Bernard Buffet: The Invention of the Modern Mega-Artist.
Foulkes has drowned himself in the subject and done some impressive research… He always has interesting things to say…bold and stylish.
A timely reappraisal of Buffet’s work and a haunting account of a glittering career that ended in tragedy
Foulkes recounts, with skill and a sense of fun… especially good at evoking Fifties and Sixties French culture, with all the cigarette smoke, beautiful people and Paris-Match style is deserves
A storyteller beyond compare
a riveting read
A fascinating portrait of French cultural life in the second half of the 20th century, and of the contemporary art market, told with aplomb by Foulkes.
[Nicholas Foulkes] has a sure eye and ear for the nuances of hierarchy in both Euro-trash’s sumps and the art world. His book is diligently researched, elegantly written and well-paced. He does period colour and local colour with discretion and seldom dramatizes incidents
A compelling read
French Property News
Art lovers will enjoy this book, so too will those keen to gain access to a long-lost world of creative glamour
[a] lively biography… the book will surely go some way to reinvigorating an interest in the artist and his better work
Country & Town House magazine
Foulkes deserves much credit for trawling through so much French archive material and for allowing himself to become so obsessed with his subject that he could extract riveting detail and exclusive interviews… art lovers will enjoy this book, so too will those keen to gain access to a long- lost world of creative glamour
France Today magazine
an absorbing story
The Catholic Herald
A compelling and detailed study of a controversial painter.
Foulkes uses his unique perspective to introduce Buffet, a former darling of the rich and famous, to today’s public.
Ravenel International Art Group
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