I gasped audibly when I found this piece of art on CL:

Bernard Buffet’s “Notre Dame de Paris” lithograph:
Bernard Buffet Notre Dame de Paris
Asking: $120
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 25″ x 20.5″
Location: Potomac, MD
Thoughts: My Aunt Kathleen has the most amazing art collection. She has pieces that belong in museums and pieces that probably have little to no value hanging together– I absolutely love that. She collected pieces that spoke to her, and as a result, she amassed a treasure trove of awesome pieces with the best back stories. Anyway, one of my favorite pieces she has is a lithograph of two women in Paris (shown below), and as soon as I saw this piece, I knew it had to be by the same artist. A bit of Google searching proved me right (victory!!). I don’t know the value of this particular lithograph (Google tells me that many go for the $2000-$3000 range), but I don’t even care. This piece reminds me of my Aunt Kathleen, a women whose art collection I admire greatly (“covet” would probably be more accurate…) and whose life I admire even more. Isn’t that sort of strong, emotional reaction is exactly what we look for in art?

Check it out.

For reference, this is the piece I’ve long admired on my aunt’s wall:

le parisiennes by bernard buffet

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