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Roland BUGNON

 

 

Paintings, Drawings, Graphics, Sculpture, Jewellery

 

1939 –

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roland Bugnon in his studio in Lucerne, about 1972

 

 


 

 

 

 

Brief C.V. to 1975

 

 

Roland Bugnon, born on 29th January, 1939, in Fribourg, Switzerland; between 1954 and 1959 trained as photo retoucher, attending the School of Applied Arts, Bern.

In 1959 he obtained the Alice Bailly Award.

 

After moving to Lucerne in 1961, Roland Bugnon started his career as a painter. In 1963 he was awarded a scholarship by the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation, Lucerne.

 

In 1968/1969 Roland Bugnon produced his first etchings and lithographs at the Atelier Georges Visat, Paris.

 

Roland Bugnon lives in Ibiza and Switzerland.

 

 


 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

 

1969 Galerie Schindler, Bern (first of many solo shows by Roland Bugnon at this gallery)

 

1973 Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam

 

1973 Gallery 21, Johannesburg (July)

 

1973 Levy Galerie, Hamburg (September)

 

1974 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (April) (etchings and stone lithos printed by Egon Guenther)

 

1974 Goodman-Wolman Gallery, Cape Town

 

1981 Seedam Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon (Jan/Feb)

 

1985 Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Fribourg, Switzerland (Feb) (50 works incl. 4 sculptures)

 

1991 Galerie Lilian Andrée, Basel

 

1993 Galerie Bernhard Schindler, Bern

 

1994 Galerie Artefides, Lucerne

 

 

 


 

 

 

Participated at ART BASEL

 

 

Galerie Schindler represented Roland Bugnon every year from the Art 3’72 Basel in 1972 till 1981

 

 

To view additional exhibitions listed and data – refer to the artist’s webpage

 

 

 


 

 

 

A selection of works from the earlier Surrealist Period

 

 

72 works listed by "kunsthandel-online" in October, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

„Venus ailée“, 1971 – bronze ed. 10 / brass ed. 100 – 17.5x6x7 cm

 

 

Illustrated in „Roland Bugnon“ (Bühlmann) (Schindler) 1973,

listed in Fischer Luzern, November 1997, cat. 361, Lot 3182, p185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Joëlle”, 1972 – acryl/canvas – 145x116 cm (Schindler cat. 1973 - CHF6000)

 

 „Roland Bugnon“ (Bühlmann) (Schindler) 1972 (ill.)

Fischer Luzern, November 1997, cat. 361, Lot 2201, p104 (ill.)

 

 

 


 

 

 

Selected works sold by Gallery 21 Johannesburg - South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Untitled No. 6”, 1970 – oil/canvas – 64.5x79 cm

 auctioned by Strauss Online, Johannesburg – 14th November, 2016 – Lot 15 – realized ZAR8’000 excl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Surreal composition”, 1971 – m/media – 48.3x63.5 cm

as auctioned by Dobiaschofsky, Bern – Nov. 2005 Lot 3641

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Le Jardin de Joëlle”, 1972 – 4-colour litho – ed. 80 – 56.5x76 cm

illustrated on Gallery 21, Johannesburg – invitation card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Démon de garde”, 1972 – acquatint – 38x50 cm - ed. 60 (Ed. l’Oeuvre Gravée)

as auctioned by Germann Auctionhouse, Zurich – May 2008 Lot 371

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pour un otage”, 1972 – 4-col litho – ed. 200 – 56x76 cm

as auctioned by Jordaens NV, B-Mortsel – 14th December, 2016 – Lot 712

 

 

 


 

 

 

Other works by Roland Bugnon auctioned in South Africa

 

 

 

2013 Russell Kaplan Auctioneers, Johannesburg - two "Untitled" signed lithographs from 1974 - ed. 36/70 and 16/36 - meas. 43.5x35cm and 51x37cm

were auctioned in September, 2013, Lot P15

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Selected Museums and Public Collections

 

 

 

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (5 graphics)

 

Musée d’art de d’histoire Fribourg – MAFH – Museum für Kunst und Geschichte Freiburg (5 works)

 

Kunstsammlung Emmen, Emmenbrücke (5 works)

 

Kunstsammlung Walter und Emilie Koch-Anlliker, Emmenbrücke (27 works)

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Selected Publications and News cuttings

 

 

 

1981 Lexikon der zeitgenössischen Schweizer Künstler (SIK, Zürich) (Verlage Huber) (Heusser) pp. 58/59 - ISBN 3-7193-0765-4

 

1991 Künstlerverzeichnis der Schweiz 1980-1990 (SIK) (Verlage Huber) (Jost) – ISBN 3-7193-1045-0

 

1991 Schweizer Lexikon 91 (Band I) (Verlag Mengis + Ziehr, Luzern) – ISBN 3-9520-144 (?)

 

1992 Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon – die bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker (Saur) (München)

 

1998 Biografisches Lexikon der Schweizer Kunst (SIK, Zürich) (K Jost NZZ) p. 175 - 2 Bände

 

 

Roland Bugnon is listed on Georges Visat's Wikipedia webpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

„Roland Bugnon“ (Bühlmann) (Schindler) 1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

„Roland Bugnon“ (Bühlmann) (Schindler) 1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

„Roland Bugnon“ (Bühlmann) (1981)

 

 

 

„Der Galerist – Eine Hommage an Werner Schindler (1929-1990)“ (von Tavel) (Publ. Bernhard Schindler) (1991) – ISBN 3-9520194-0-2

 

 

 

 

Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg – 23rd July, 1973

 

Sunday Express, Johannesburg – 29th July, 1973

 

The Star, Johannesburg – July, 1973

 

South African Financial Gazette, Johannesburg – July, 1973

 

Art News, Johannesburg – 5th April, 1974 (illustrated)

 

South African Panorama, Pretoria “Canvassing South Africa” – June, 1976 pp 4+5 (illustrated)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roland Bugnon on the 11th April, 2014 at the opening of his exhibition at the Akku-Emmen Foundation, Emmenbrücke, Switzerland

 

 

 


 

 

 

This website is intended to reflect a selection of Roland Bugnon’s early surrealistic works and his exhibitions in Johannesburg and Cape Town  

 

 

 


 

 

 

from the Archives of The Haenggi Foundation Inc., Basel, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

Return to

 

https://www.art-archives-southafrica.com/selected-artists-from-south-africa

 

 

Uploaded 26th September, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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