The signature is " C. Zeitoun" which brings up more questions than answers. This work seems to reflect more talent than an unknown artist should have. The name "Zeitoun" is also the name of the book by Eggers, concerning Abdulrahman Zeitoun who was a hero after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. However, in the years following Katrina, he displayed a far less heroic temperament. He was involved in domestic violence on his wife, Kathy, accelerating to a charge of trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife and one of his children. I know they had a number of children, and I wonder if this artist could be either the wife, Kathy, or one of the children. Whoever it might be, I like this artist's work.
Medium: Gouache and pastel on paper.
Title: "The Storm"
Size: 19 1/2 by 25 inches (49.5 by 63.5 cm) (sight) - unframed.
Signed lower right: C. Zeitoun
Provenance: Mainichi Auctions, Tokyo, February 7, 2009, lot 911. Acquired from the above by the seller from whom I purchased this..
Condition: There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note. Unframed .
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