Category Archives: Private Art Collection

Hot Rhythm.

Hot Rhythm Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inc ©1961 Archibald J. Motley Courtesy: Chicago History Museum. Love this rousing masterpiece!   _________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved. Advertisements

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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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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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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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The Muse.

Oil on Canvas 66 x 71 cm © 2015 Wim Heldens http://www.wimheldens.com/ Exquisite.  I would not be surprised if these two aren’t task companions.   ______________________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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The Architects Home In The Ravine

Oil on Canvas 200 x 275 cm 1991, Peter Doig Provenance: Private Collection; sold at auction in London, England, 2013 12$m. http://peterdoig.mbam.qc.ca/en/ _______________________________ How did I not know of this creative genius before?  Well, apart from not being awash in … Continue reading

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Oreo.

Acrylic on Canvas 126 x 100.5 cm © 1988 Jean-Michel Basquiat Provenance:  Private Collection as of 2005. One of my favourite pieces in the current Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at the AGO.  The reviewers in both the Globe and Mail and … Continue reading

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Exu.

Acrylic, Oil Stick on Canvas 199.3 x 254 cm © 1988 Jean-Michel Basquiat Provenance: Private collection Today, I shall see this show for the fifth time. ____________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Apples and Lemons.

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, Apples and Lemons, 1985 Acrylic, coloured oilsticks and synthetic polymer paint silkscreened on canvas. 206 x 268.5 cm Collection of Thaddaeus Ropac ©The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar,New York ©The Andy Warhol Foundation … Continue reading

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