|Duke 'Bleedin Hands' Franz, 14"x14", acrylics. SOLD|
Introducing Duke 'Bleedin Hands' Franz, jazz-trumpet virtuoso, alcoholic and womanizer. Born of Baptist parents in the year 1914 in Hooker Hole, Louisiana. In his youth he was said to have been a disappointment to his teachers who claimed that he showed great promise but a reckless propensity for arson. He earned the name 'Bleedin Hands' due to his short, savage and ultimately doomed career in featherweight boxing. He died penniless at 38 in the impoverished Parisian suburb of Clichy-Sous-Bois.