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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We know Freddie used to sell his paintings while working in Kensington market, but has anyone heard of any of these paintings surviving to present? What did they look like? Were they signed Mercury or Bulsara? It'd be a blast if one turned up on Antiques Roadshow.


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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some of Freddie's paintings printed in Freddie's Solo Box set book, they signed by Bulsara.

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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've checked Ron's Queen Picture Hall and can't see any in the sleeve scans. Do you know if anyone else has them scanned somewhere?


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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were some in "Untold Story" I think. I'd also be interested in seeing more of them. Do they turn up on ebay from time to time? But probably most of the buyers had no clue that Bulsara later turned into Mercury.


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Posted: 13 Sep 05, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

We know Freddie used to sell his paintings while working in Kensington market, but has anyone heard of any of these paintings surviving to present? What did they look like? Were they signed Mercury or Bulsara? It'd be a blast if one turned up on Antiques Roadshow.


I agree. Bet those original early ''Bulsara'' works changed hands many times and one of these days will wind up at some flea market or something like ''Antiques Roadshow'' and the owner will find out they have a wonderful treasure.


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>BEE-ny wrote:

I saw the German programm legend which was talking about freddies origin's, queen and other things.... I took a lot of screen caps.... few showing pictures that freddie made....

this is the link to my pictures I made from the program:

http://fr.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bee1ny/detail?.dir=342f&.dnm=b810.jpg&.src=ph
http://fr.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bee1ny/detail?.dir=342f&.dnm=22f8.jpg&.src=ph
http://fr.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bee1ny/detail?.dir=342f&.dnm=c81b.jpg&.src=ph
http://fr.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bee1ny/detail?.dir=342f&.dnm=3d30.jpg&.src=ph

There where a lot of portrets (especialy Jimi hendrix a lot) I wasn't able to take them all in image


The first is Hendrix.

#2 Is Elizabeth Taylor

#3 Is Elizabeth Taylor from the film ''Cleopatra'' where she is wearing the gold headpiece and costume from the scene wear she enters Rome.

#4 is Rock Hudson

and I must say...they are all excellent.

Think about if Freddie had lived. He could have become a respected artist/painter and sold his work and showed it at art galleries the same way that all of these active musicians who also paint do:

The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood, Tony Bennett, The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (who exhibited and sold his paintings when he was alive), and many other rock stars who also paint and draw.


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow! Thanks BEE-ny! I actually found some good scans of 2 of these at www.queenbrazil.com/artefr.htm as well as 3 others. Check 'em out! He was certainly very talented, and could have been a very successful artist for sure, Arlene.


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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 20:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

Wow! Thanks BEE-ny! I actually found some good scans of 2 of these at www.queenbrazil.com/artefr.htm as well as 3 others. Check 'em out! He was certainly very talented, and could have been a very successful artist for sure, Arlene.


Thanks for these!

Great!!!!!! portrait of Sir Paul McCartney. Also Cliff Richard.

Wonder if Macca, Liz, Cliff, these people who Freddie so admired, SAW these wonderful portraits.

Geez, Freddie was Brilliant at...singing, composing BOTH music and lyrics, playing piano, arranging, drawing/painting...he could play a little guitar, dance like a whirling dirvish,

DAMN that man was talented!!!!!!!!!!

My favorites...are his drawings of Liz from ''Cleopatra'' and Sir Paul McCartney. I would love to own and hang those in my own home...if I was wealthy and could afford to that is. :-)


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Posted: 16 Sep 05, 18:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooh! Found another webpage at www.queen.home.sapo.pt/arte.htm with a better scan of the Jimi painting (for BEE-ny) and another sketch of Kashmira flaked out in a chair! The others are ones we've seen. Check 'em out!


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

Ooh! Found another webpage at www.queen.home.sapo.pt/arte.htm with a better scan of the Jimi painting (for BEE-ny) and another sketch of Kashmira flaked out in a chair! The others are ones we've seen. Check 'em out!


Thanks!

That site has much better reproductions of Freddie's paintings.

I still like the ones of Paul McCartney and Liz Taylor (especially in her head piece costume from ''Cleopatra'') best.

Thanks again! :)


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie also designed the first Queen crest and the first Queen logo, as used on Queen 1 and 2.


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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miss Taylor appears to have taken a cue from Brian May in this particular image:

http://fr.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bee1ny/detail?.dir=342f&.dnm=22f8.jpg&.src=ph


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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy LittleThing wrote:

Miss Taylor appears to have taken a cue from Brian May in this particular image:

http://fr.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bee1ny/detail?.dir=342f&.dnm=22f8.jpg&.src=ph



LOL! Well Liz did perm her hair back in the day...or maybe Freddie imagined her as having what we gals call a bad hair day! :)


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