• "splendidly unstuffy… first class"

    The Times
  • "[a] fascinating account"

    Bill Prince, Telegraph Luxury
  • "[a] thoroughly researched account of a life tinged with sadness, spent mostly in the studio, compulsively painting"

    The Independent
  • "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."

    The Spectator
  • "A timely reappraisal of Buffet’s work and a haunting account of a glittering career that ended in tragedy"

    Daily Mail
  • "Riveting"

    Daily Mail
  • "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"

    The Rake