This work is an early 1963 original mixed media on pasted French newspapers by Roger Etienne. His Iconic use of pasting french newspapers that become part of the painting surface is executed no better than this work presented here. This example if very rare not often found in the US. My cousin was a motion picture producer in Hollywood, California in the 1950-1960 period. Roger Etienne appeared in several well known movies during that time and painted this work of art in early 1963. He gave it to my cousin who gave it to me. Etienne, was born Roger Etienne Everaert. He signed his works he painted in the US under the name of "Etienne" and used his birth name " Everaert" when he painted in Europe. He often included the word " Paris" in his US creations. His works are in many museums.
18.50" X 24.0"
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The presented object appears to be a mixed media on paper painting, which depicts a clown or Harlequin-type figure with a blue hat and jacket, orange hair with an accentuated red nose and lips. It measures 18.5 x 24 inches and appears to be in good condition, with no severe damage visible in the images provided.
The painting has been attributed to Roger Etienne (American, 1923-2011) due to a signature at the top left of the composition. There is also a date (1963) and location (Paris). As noted in your description, Etienne was a artist and actor and his works have frequently come up at regional auction houses in recent years.
Though retail or asking prices may vary, I would estimate the current fair market value of this piece to be $50 to 100 USD based on the following comparables:
Though works have been known to sell for more at auction (https://www.bradfordsauction.com/auction-lot/roger-etienne-newspaper-boy-mixed-media_C7E4C2BA71) and asking prices are higher on platforms like eBay (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184701007113) these values don't give an accurate picture of the current market for the artist's work.
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