Leslie Wayne

Cannibal III, 2005

Leslie Wayne (German, born 1953), Cannibal III, 2005, oil on wood, 36 x 42 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2006.14.

"Cannibal III was inspired by a late [Philip] Guston painting entitled Painter's Forms II. Guston paints a huge gaping mouth on a table spewing out a gangly mess of limbs and shoes, bottles and tools—all the things which ultimately become the iconic forms of his later work. My painting becomes like the mouth in Guston's piece, spewing forth the vernacular forms of my abstracted painterly world."—Leslie Wayne