John Bratby is one of our most well known artists who was one of the group of famous 'Kitchen sink' artists.
He is particularly known for his large vibrant images of yellow sunflowers from the 1960's /70s and we are currently looking to buy a work in good condition with good provenance. the cash is waiting for the right work so please do contact us if you are looking to sell.
Bratby’s fame was, in his time, the equivalent of Damien Hirst or Tracey Emin. Everyone knew who John Bratby was. A supercharged realist-cum-expressionist, Bratby piled up the paint in mounds of impasto that threatened to topple off his pictures. Bratby epitomised the mid-Fifties British rebellion against pretension and the class system.
In the Sixties he produced intense, psychedelic portraits of international stars such as Paul McCartney and David Frost, wrote existentialist novels and painted a notorious mural of the crucifixion with his own flabby torso on the cross.In the Seventies he turned to the Right, politically, was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts and then tried, unsuccessfully, to paint the portrait of Idi Amin. He also completed perhaps the worst-ever group painting of the Royal Family purely for publicity .
There had been no one like John Bratby, but after his death only Charles Saatchi remained a champion of his.
All this said we here at Blondes Fine Art are looking to purchase . Contact us now on 07519639386