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Conrad Buff - Landscape with Chaparral Yucca 20" x 16"

Conrad Buff - Landscape with Chaparral Yucca 20" x 16"

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Conrad Buff (Swiss, 1886-1975)
Landscape with Chaparral Yuca, n. d.
Oil on paper laid to board
Paper: 20” x 16”
Frame: 27” x 23”

Signed lower right: CONRAD BUFF
Verso: Stamped with the Official Estate Signature

Buff’s distinctive fusion of impressionism and modernist aesthetics unveils the beauty of the Chaparral Yucca in an intimate yet grandiose portrayal. The perspective seems to be a close-up of this resilient dessert plant, when in reality it stands around fifteen feet. Yucca flowers have held spiritual significance for centuries and across various cultures, particularly Indigenous beliefs. Yucca flowers have long been associated with healing properties and are often used in traditional medical practices to treat various ailments and conditions. This piece invites the viewer to marvel at the nuanced beauty of a seemingly simple subject transformed into a poetic celebration of nature.

The Estate of the artist
John Moran Auctioneers, Pasadena, February 13, 2001, lot 91
Property from a Corporate Collection, Los Angeles, from the above.
Bonhams California, California and Western Art Online, Los Angeles, November 30, 2023, Lot 85
Private Collection, Utah

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