Claude Weisbuch (French, 1927-2014) oil on canvas painting depicting a man seeming to emerge from an unfinished block, possibly a symbolic self portrait, rendered in loose black and flesh colored brushstrokes against a blue-gray background. Signed "Weisbuch" upper right corner. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 49" square. Framed – 54" square. Biography: Claude Weisbuch studied art at the Beaux-arts de Nancy. He was known for his images of musicians and other performers in a technique emphasizing movement and form, and typically rendered using only black, white, and a few earth tones. His works are in several private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Provenance: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Few miniscule pin-prick holes along left and right edges of canvas, likely from previous stretcher staples, some with minor paint loss (largest 1/4" L).
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