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Aussie Rolf Harris Outstrips Picasso at Sale

 
 
Reply Sat 6 Sep, 2003 10:35 am
Rolf Harris Outstrips Picasso at Sale
Fri Sep 5,10:29 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolf Harris, the didgeridoo-playing, cartoon-sketching television entertainer, has sold one of his paintings for 95,000 pounds ($149,200) -- to a woman who had never heard of him.

The sale serves as a reminder to Britons that the Australian-born Harris, best known for his "wobble board" musical instrument and songs such as "Two Little Boys," is also a serious artist.

The price of the painting, "Flower Seller at the Elephant and Castle," dwarfed the 16,250 pound price paid for a Picasso etching and the 55,000-pound tag for a silkscreen print of Andy Warhol's portrait of Marilyn Monroe at the sale in upmarket London store Harrods Thursday.

"She wasn't aware of him as a personality. She just fell in love with the painting," said Paul Green, group managing director of the Halcyon Gallery which sold the work at its Harrods gallery.

"We had a one-man show last year, so his (Harris's) work has established prices. There's just tremendous demand for his work."

Green said the gallery had sold two other original landscape paintings by Harris, both with a price tag of 15,000 pounds.
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See "Flower Seller at the Elephant and Castle":
http://www.halcyongallery.com/rha4/rhaorig11.htm

Be sure to click on Harris' paintings list on the right side of the screen.

---BumbleBeeBoogie
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2003 03:09 am
Rolf Harris is the best known living artist in the world. At age 14 he won the Archibald Prize. A very prestigious award for portrait painters.
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 7 Sep, 2003 08:41 am
Wow, that's great stuff!
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Wilso
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2014 03:49 am
And now he's in prison for multiple sexual offences
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ekename
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2014 04:35 am
@Wilso,
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At age 14 he won the Archibald Prize.


Rubbish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Archibald_Prize_winners

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolf_Harris
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anamara
 
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Reply Wed 30 Aug, 2017 03:40 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Guao awesome. I have searched some of his paintings are magnificent and uff.

This Australian is magnificent. Unfortunately he had to comply with condemnation for a disease "pedophilia". And supposedly they got him out of jail for his wife's health.

On the other hand friends wanted to tell them about the Spanish painter Gabino Amaya Cacho.

Gabino Amaya Cacho is a Madrid painter pioneer in abstract pointillism who had the opportunity to paint in many parts of the world. His inspirers have allowed him several facets and have awarded him in La TarterĂ­, also received another award in Barrio de Salamanca.

His inspirers have allowed him several facets in the artistic world, has been inspired from the beginning by his grandfather, at the age of 14 or before.
Who to know?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 30 Aug, 2017 04:29 am
@anamara,
It's not a disease it's a criminal act. Rolf Harris is a disgusting creature and his paintings are pretty **** too.
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