Braaq

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BRAAQ Recreation Ground Before A Northern Town

Bonhams /Mar 8, 2012
958.14 - 1,197.68
1,907.84

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Variants on Artist's name :

Shields Brian

 

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 Braaq - A Young Boy With A Hoop Wearing Wellington Boots

Braaq - A Young Boy With A Hoop Wearing Wellington Boots

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Lot number: 532
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Brian Shields 'Braaq' (1951-1997) A young boy with a hoop wearing wellington boots, possibly the artist, Another young boy smoking a cigarette wearing a 'Fame' tee shirt and wellington boots, A young girl playing with a small balloon, possibly the artist's sister Ann, A young girl wearing a pink jumper, all signed 'Braaq' and inscribed Ann, oil on board, each 12.5cm x 10cm, unframed (a set of... More Brian Shields 'Braaq' (1951-1997) A young boy with a hoop wearing wellington boots, possibly the artist, Another young boy smoking a cigarette wearing a 'Fame' tee shirt and wellington boots, A young girl playing with a small balloon, possibly the artist's sister Ann, A young girl wearing a pink jumper, all signed 'Braaq' and inscribed Ann, oil on board, each 12.5cm x 10cm, unframed (a set of four) The artist was born in Liverpool, purportedly in Kinder Street washouse. He is renowned for producing industrial scenes of Northern life, in fact he was referred to as the 'Liverpool Lowry'. He acquired the nickname 'Braaq' in his school days, on account of his artistic talent after the French painter Georges Braque, a misspelling then transformed Braque into 'Braaq'. He was the fourth child of a large family (twelve siblings) his father Dennis was an established artist, and one of his brothers also called Dennis is a Lanarkshire (Coatbridge) based sculptor and painter. Brian held his first exhibition in 1974, and in 1977 was invited to hold four shows in London, he was described by 'The Times' as "one of the six most successful artists in England. The Liverpool Echo also featured him in many of their issues, often comparing him to Manchester's, Laurence Stephen Lowry. In the late 1970's tragedy struck and his sister Ann sadly died at the extremely young age of twenty, in memory of her, many of his pictures were not only signed, but inscribed 'Ann'. He is also renowned for painting himself into many of his pictures, wearing wellies and invariably a black and white striped cotton jumper, apparently the jumper was the only "new" item of clothing he ever remembered receiving as a young boy. Most of his life was spent working as a trainee chef in Harrogate, when some murals he painted on the walls of the hotel he worked at were discovered, it caused quite a stir and for several weeks a search was carried out with the help of the local newspapers to find out who had produced them, it is generally accepted that this had been a publicity stunt, which obviously worked to promote his work in Harrogate and Leeds, it is said that he produced pub signs for local hostelries. Although successful he was often faced with financial difficulties and was declared bankrupt towards the end of his career, he sadly died of a brain haemorrhage at the early age of forty six. His works are now extremely popular and realise many tens of thousands both in the Salerooms and in retail Galleries. **Sold together with a facsimile of a letter from the artist to the vendor's husband. May be subject to artist resale rights.
 Braaq - Who Lives In The House On The Hill

Braaq - Who Lives In The House On The Hill

Original 1976
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Lot number: 121
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Braaq (Brian Shields) (1951-1997) Who lives in the House on the Hill? signed, inscribed and dated 'braaq 76 F.B.A. ' ANN '' (lower left) and inscribed ' WHO LIVES IN/THE HOUSE ON/THE HILL? ' (on the artist's label attached to the reverse) oil on board 13¾ x 17½ in. (34.9 x 44.4 cm.)
 Braaq - Back Street Canal, Liverpool

Braaq - Back Street Canal, Liverpool

Original 1976
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Lot number: 511
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BRIAN SHIELDS, “BRAAQ” (BRITISH 1951-1997) BACK STREET CANAL, LIVERPOOL, signed ‘braaq 76 F.B.A. ‘ANN’’ lower left, with printed label verso with title Back Street Canal, and red wax seal mark, oil on canvas, 70cm by 60cm Please note: the hammer price of this lot will be subject to A.R.R.
 Braaq - Recreation Ground Before A Northern Town

Braaq - Recreation Ground Before A Northern Town

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Lot number: 423
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Brian Shields (Braaq) (British, 1951-1997) Recreation ground before a northern town signed 'braaq' (lower left) pastel and pencil 21 x 34cm (8 1/4 x 13 3/8in). Footnote: End of picture section. The next sale of 20th century prints at Bonhams Chester will be on Tuesday 3rd April and the next sale of prints and paintings will be on Tuesday 15th May.
 Braaq - 'bubbles' - A Portrait Of Brian Shields And His Sister Ann

Braaq - 'bubbles' - A Portrait Of Brian Shields And His Sister Ann

Original 1976
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Lot number: 640
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Brian Shields (Braaq) (British, 1951-1997) 'Bubbles' - a portrait of Brian Shields and his sister Ann signed 'Braaq', dated 76 and inscribed "Ann" (lower left) pencil and watercolour 34.5 x 18cm (13 9/16 x 7 1/16in). together with a certificate with wax seal from 'Braaq Galleries', Harrogate, Yorkshire
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