Category Archives: Art Collection

Here’s to Life! A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth.

On this the eve of the July 21, 2017, 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth, I am still over the moon and greatly inspired for having travelled to London, England, Paris and Versailles France and Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June.  I wanted … Continue reading

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Happy Reading…

Recently, I made a quick visit to Montréal to catch the March Chagall exhibition at Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal.  The exhibition closes on June 11, 2017 when I will be away.  For that reason, I simply had to … Continue reading

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Put Your Complaints ‘Ere

Put Your Complaints ‘ere Lithograph 41 x 29 inc Edition: 13/67 ©2002 Robert Davidson Provenance: Collection Arvin da Braga. My but this makes me purr…  Lovely way to start Black History Month.   ______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: George F. Hawken

(George F. Hawken – February 5, 1999, Montréal, Québec) ______________________________ This past Friday, December 23, 2016, I went to my doctor’s to get my test results for HIV.  The doctor whom I had not seen in long ages was unusually … Continue reading

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Marta.

Marta Intaglio on Paper ©1974 George Hawken Provenance: Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada. _______________________________ A Hawken with which I am not familiar… it’s fast become a favourite.   _______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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The Teacher.

The Teacher.   Oil on Canvas ©2004 Wim Heldens. Provenance:  Private Collection New York City. http://www.wimheldens.com/   This was Wim’s first painting of Ariq Robinson his lover…  truly glorious. _______________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Concrete Cabin.

Oil on Canvas 198 x 275 cm 1994 Peter Doig One of my favourite Peter Doig paintings.  I rather love it for being so quintessentially Canadian.  I am more readily reminded of Vancouver, rather than Toronto, as the Sitka-like evergreens … Continue reading

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Surface of the Sun.

Acrylic on gouged Plywood 1993 Patterson Ewen Provenance: Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario. Beautiful; it’s always lovely seeing Canadian works on display.   ___________________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.  

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In Remembrance: Hugh Steers.

Breathing Oil on Paper 11 x 15 in 1987 Hugh Steers Provenance: Estate of Hugh Steers Signature Oil on Canvas 66 x 56 in 1991 Hugh Steers Provenance: Estate of Hugh Steers Sick Room Oil on Canvas 38.12 x 40 … Continue reading

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Man Changing into Thunderbird VI of VI

Oil on Canvas © 1977 Norval Morrisseau Provenance: The Leitz Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario. http://www.ago.net/ Love these works especially more so as they have been recently relocated within the gallery; they are better displayed now.  A true shaman of … Continue reading

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