39 | Jean Rustin (1928-2013), (Self-)Portrait, Oil Painting, 1993

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  • Details

    Details

    • Oil on canvas
    • France, 1993
    • Jean Rustin (1928-2013) – French painter
    • Signed ‘RUSTIN’ and dated ‘93’ lower left
    • Dedicated ‘pour ma petite Nathalie le 1.1.1996. Rustin Jean’ on the reverse of the canvas
    • Dimensions: 40 x 40 cm
    • Framed by black wooden strips: 41.5 x 41.4 cm
    • Very good condition
    • Clinical cool portrait/self-portrait
    • Expert estimate: € 11,000
    • For this item resale rights royalty will be charged which will be paid out to the collecting society VG Bild Kunst
    • This object is sold through the European office
    Object checked by Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The male portrait/self-portrait is protruding from a dark background only in half, gazing directly at the viewer, the second eye remaining in the darkness. The hairless man with red eyes and low ears is wearing a petrol green coat. Interestingly, Jean Rustin, whose main body of work was dominated by abstraction, decided to fully return to figuration in the 1970s. He is a French painter, who studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and lived for a while in New York.

    Condition:
    The painting is in very good condition. The frame strips have some minor traces of use. The dimensions of the stretcher are 40 x 40 cm and the total size including the frame is 41.5 x 41.4 cm. (tm)

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