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Four Standing Figures.

Four Standing Figures Lithograph 12.5 x 15 in 11/50 ©1978 Henry Moore Provenance: Collection of Arvin da Brgha Let there be art.  Let there be love.   Back in 1982, Merlin and I were holding up at the Trockadero loft — … 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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Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow.

Oil on Canvas 48 x 30in c. 1923 Georgia O’Keeffe. Guess who’s coming to town @agotoronto and I cannot wait to be richly inspired.   ______________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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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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J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free.

Last Thursday, I ventured to the Art Gallery of Ontario to attend the much anticipated J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free exhibition.  Nice it was to have run into an old colleague during the members’ preview, when it is … 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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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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Madonna and Child.

Black and red chalk, pen and brown ink on brownish paper 541 x 396 mm © 1522-25 Michelangelo Buonarotti Provenance: Casa Buonarotti, Firenze, Italia. Today as the gallery is closed tomorrow, I biked to the AGO – Art Gallery of … Continue reading

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Skater.

Acrylic polymer emulsion on Hardboard 113 x 69.8 cm. © 1964 Alex Colville. Provenance: Museum of Modern Art, New York City. http://alexcolville.ca/ Without doubt, one of my favourite Alex Colvilles. ______________________ © 2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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Figure With Rays of Light (Arctic Form III)

Oil on Canvas 127.9 x 152.4 cm © 1927 Lawren Harris Provenance: Thomson Collection Art Gallery of Ontario http://www.AGO.net Not only is Lawren Harris my favourite member of the Group of Seven, this masterpiece happens to be my favourite Lawren … Continue reading

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