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yousay
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Posted - Sep 27 2017 :  13:18:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am looking for help identifying this artist. I am using the word Serigraph and work study but I would love any thoughts on this piece and or corrections to my description.

1) Medium: Serigraph / Silkscreen?

2) Support: Paper

3) Size: 31.5”w x 23”w inches (80CM x 59CM)

4) Provenance: Purchased in a resale shop in Illinois, signed and noted “EA”

5) Images: 4 images Front Full Shot, Signature close , signature with image next to it. Top right image of man



ATTACHMENTS:
FullSizeRender 3.jpg
signature close up2.jpg
signature with image.jpg
top right close up.jpg

Edited by - yousay on Sep 27 2017 13:20:11

Vietato
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Posted - Sep 27 2017 :  13:52:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Claude Weisbuch (French, 1927-2014).
The title is "Battle of the horsemen". It should be a color etching according to this Danish ad:
https://www.dba.dk/billeder-indrammet/id-1036221363/
The numbered edition is 300. Yours is an epreuve d'artiste (EA). That is artist's proof (AP) in English.

I would have taken it for a lithograph, not a serigraph. The colours does not blend that way in a serigraph. In a lithograph or an etching one color can have (or give the impression by density) of lighter and darker shades. With a serigraph you have one screen for each shade of color. So the brown parts for instance should have been made with at least two different screens in a serigraph.

I don't see a work study but a deliberate dense, chaotic composition. The gentlemen upper and lower right could be Rembrandt and da Vinci in horror or disbelief, showing that the artist knows what he is doing.

Here is another etching (or more correctly: a drypoint) from Weisbuch:
https://www.sulisfineart.com/claude-weisbuch-1927-2014-limited-ed-signed-drypoint-battle-with-gladiators.html

Regards,
Vietato

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Edited by - Vietato on Sep 27 2017 15:30:52
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yousay
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Posted - Sep 29 2017 :  13:46:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vietato:

Thank you very much for your incredibly quick and very detailed response. I am very grateful not only for the identification but for the education and insight.

Respectfully,

Yousay
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Factor
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Posted - Oct 10 2017 :  23:31:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wanted to say that I love this exquisite rendition of horses; note the eyes, nostrils and hooves. It's very Asian in Feel; anthropomorhic, as though they were thinking logically as Humans. Re: Japanese Master, Hokusai!
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