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This in-depth bi­og­ra­phy of the French artist, Bernard Buf­fet, is the first of its kind to be pub­lished in English, telling the ex­tra­or­di­nary story of the artist’s life and his ul­ti­mate fall from grace. Once hailed as a ge­nius, Buf­fet shot to fame as a 20-some­thing, hailed as a suc­ces­sor to Pi­casso and the first of the so-called Fab­u­lous Five (to in­clude Françoise Sa­gan, Roger Vadim, Brigitte Bar­dot and Yves Saint Lau­rent). The story is vividly laid out against a glam­orous back­drop of St-Tropez, New York and Paris, and lays bare the tragedy be­hind one of the most con­tro­ver­sial and di­vi­sive mod­ern painters. To­day, 70 years af­ter Buf­fet first found fame, crit­i­cal opin­ion of his work re­mains di­vided but in­ter­est­ingly, as he is re­dis­cov­ered, his paint­ings con­tinue to rocket in value.

We have five copies of Bernard Buf­fet: The In­ven­tion of The Mod­ern Mega-Artist to give away. For your chance to win, visit com­plete­france.com/com­pe­ti­tions The clos­ing date for en­tries is 19 March 2017.

Bernard Buf­fet: The In­ven­tion of The Mod­ern Mega-Artist, £9.99, Ni­cholas Foulkes, Ar­row

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