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  • IMAGINE
    Original produced in 1992; oil on panel, 12"x10"     

         In 1992, when Rolling Stone Magazine contacted Braldt to do a portrait for their 25th anniversary issue, his initial response was “Sorry, no”.  Other obligations were in place, and the prospect of taking on more seemed impossible.  Curious though, he asked who they’d wanted portrayed.  Upon learning that it was John Lennon, Braldt immediately reshuffled his priorities.
         “John Lennon is one of my heroes. There was no way I wasn’t going to do this.” This small portrait remains one of Braldt’s personal favorites among the dozens of portraits he’s done. Pondering on how many people in the world loved Lennon, Braldt felt that if one could see a candlelight vigil that truly conveyed the magnitude of their loss, flames would stretch across the world’s horizon. Lennon’s vision for world peace is reflected in his sunglasses. Imagine.
        Please continue in the Portraits portfolio to see portraits of George, Ringo, and Paul.

    Most of the images in the Portraits Portfolio are available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints.

    Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x15"      $   275
    24"x20"      $   485

    PAPER
    18"x15"      $   235
    24"x20"      $   415

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    506,599
    Not For Sale
  • SOMETHING
    Original produced in 2002; 12"x10"

         In 1992, Rolling Stone Magazine contacted Braldt to do a portrait of John Lennon for their 25th anniversary issue. (Please see “Imagine” in this portfolio for the complete story.)
         Braldt eventually did portraits of the other Beatles to complete the gallery of the Fab Four.
    In Paul's portrait “Yesterday” the previous evening’s landscape segues into the morning of a new day.
    In Ringo's “Yellow Submarine” the sea anemones have grown into his signature peace sign.
    In George's “Something” the dead trees’ branches form his favorite instruments, the electric Rickenbacker guitar and the ukulele he so loved. George is gone, his music lives on.

    Most of the images in the Portraits Portfolio are available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints.

    Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x15" $ 275
    24"x20" $ 485

    PAPER
    18"x15" $ 235
    24"x20" $ 415

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    506,600
    Not For Sale
  • YELLOW SUBMARINE
    Original produced in 2002; oil on panel, 12"x10"

         In 1992, Rolling Stone Magazine contacted Braldt to do a portrait of John Lennon for their 25th anniversary issue. (Please see “Imagine” in this portfolio for the complete story.)
         Braldt eventually did portraits of the other Beatles to complete the gallery of the Fab Four.
    In Paul's portrait “Yesterday” the previous evening’s landscape segues into the morning of a new day.
    In Ringo's “Yellow Submarine” the sea anemones have grown into his signature peace sign
    In George's “Something” the dead trees’ branches form his favorite instruments, the electric Rickenbacker guitar and the ukulele he so loved. George is gone, his music lives on.

    Most of the images in the Portrait Portfolio are available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints.

    Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x15" $ 275
    24"x20" $ 485

    PAPER
    18"x15" $ 235
    24"x20" $ 415

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    507,600
    Not For Sale
  • YESTERDAY
    Original produced in 1993; oil on panel, 12"x10"     

         In 1992, Rolling Stone Magazine contacted Braldt to do a portrait of John Lennon for their 25th anniversary issue. (Please see “Imagine” in this portfolio for the complete story.)
         Braldt eventually did portraits of the other Beatles to complete the gallery of the Fab Four.
    In Paul's portrait “Yesterday” the previous evening’s landscape segues into the morning of a new day.
    In Ringo's “Yellow Submarine” the sea anemones have grown into his signature peace sign.
    In George's “Something” the dead trees’ branches form his favorite instruments, the electric Rickenbacker guitar and the ukulele he so loved. George is gone, his music lives on.

    Most of the images in the Portraits Portfolio are available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints.

    Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x15" $ 275
    24"x20" $ 485

    PAPER
    18"x15" $ 235
    24"x20" $ 415

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    522,600
    Not For Sale
  • JOHNNY CASH
    Original produced in 1999; oil on panel, 12"x10"     

    "Holy Devil"
    In the late 1990’s Braldt got a call to paint Johnny Cash for a story the magazine was featuring on the country singer’s life. Braldt wanted to convey this reformed man’s good character, with a nod to his waywardness as a young man. “Holy Devil” shows an angelic light about Johnny, but those horns are still peeking through.

    Most of the images in the Portrait Portfolio are available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints.

    Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x15" $ 275
    24"x20" $ 485

    PAPER
    18"x15" $ 235
    24"x20" $ 415

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    498,600
    Not For Sale
  • ELVIS PRESLEY
    Original produced in 2004; oil on panel, 12"x10"

         In 2004 Rolling Stone put out the first of two special issues, “The Immortals”, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rock. It had been that long since Elvis Presley had walked into Sun Studio and cut his version of Arthur Crudup’s “That’s All Right”. Different musical artists were asked to write about each of these immortals, and Bono of U2 was definitely the right man to put on the job for Elvis. He nailed him, with a very cool understanding of how this audacious teen shook up the American psyche of the Fifties, “the man who took the Anglo-Saxon stiff upper lip and curled it forever”.
         The second volume of “The Immortals” came out in 2005. Again, each musician’s story was written by a fellow musician. John Fogerty of Credence Clearwater was asked to write about Ricky Nelson, and Braldt was asked to paint his accompanying portrait.

    Most of the images in the Portrait Portfolio are available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints.

    Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x15" $ 275
    24"x20" $ 485

    PAPER
    18"x15" $ 235
    24"x20" $ 415

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    487,600
    Not For Sale
  • THE GENTLE MAN
    Original produced in 2007; oil on panel, 5.25"x4.25"
    (See also in AVAILABLE ORIGINALS portfolio.)


    On a visit to Holland in 2006 Braldt was able to spend hours at his native country’s museums in a way that he hadn’t in years. He came away hungry to paint. “I was humbled by how much there is yet to learn from the Old Masters, and I knew that my upcoming work would be in deference to these silent teachers.”
    For the portrait of "The Gentle Man Braldt" used Federico Castelluccio, a former painting student and an old friend, for his model. Unlike the cold brutal character of Furio, who Castelluccio portrayed in "The Sopranos", Federico is indeed a man of gentle demeanor, with elegant manners and a generous heart. Braldt approached this small jewel of a painting with Hans Memling in mind, one of his best-loved silent teachers.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x13"      $ 210
    20"x16"      $ 325

    PAPER
    16"x13"      $ 185
    22"x16"      $ 280


    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    753,960
    Not For Sale
  • PUZZLED
    Original produced in 2004; oil on panel, 10"x10"


    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16" $ 260
    22"x22" $ 490
    30"x30" $ 910

    PAPER
    16"x16" $ 225
    22"x22" $ 420
    30"X30" $ 780

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    600,600
    Not For Sale
  • CONDUNDRUM
    Original produced in 2004; oil on panel, 10"x10"


    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16" $ 260
    22"x22" $ 490
    30"x30" $ 910

    PAPER
    16"x16" $ 225
    22"x22" $ 420
    30"X30" $ 780

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    597,600
    Not For Sale
  • REMBRALDT
    Original produced in 2006; oil on panel, 10"x10"

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16" $ 260
    22"x22" $ 490
    30"x30" $ 910

    PAPER
    16"x16" $ 225
    22"x22" $ 420
    30"X30" $ 780

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    901,960
    Not For Sale
  • CHE
    In 1996 Braldt Der Spiegel Magazine invited Braldt to portray Che Guevara for an upcoming issue that featured a story of the Argentine doctor who became a revolutionary fighter during Cuba’s tumultuous transformation from a country run by a corrupted government into a communist nation.
         Guevara went on to work for change in South American countries, eventually becoming a guerrilla leader in Bolivia. In 1967 he was captured and executed.  Using Che’s famous black & white photo as reference, Braldt fleshed out the image and placed Che in the forefront of a fiery sky.
         Der Spiegel’s art director felt that the portrait needed a tweak to signify this man’s paradoxical stance as a killing soldier who fought for a cause he believed would better lives. It was too late to ship the painting back to Braldt for alteration, so he digitally added the halo of bullets. When Braldt saw the alteration he commented, “This fits so perfectly into my painting, I could swear I did it myself!”

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x15" $ 305
    24"x18" $ 435

    PAPER
    16"x12" $ 260
    24"x18" $ 375

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    448,600
    Not For Sale
  • DOUBLE VISION
    Original produced in 2008; oil on panel, 12"x12"

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16" $ 260
    22"x22" $ 490
    30"x30" $ 910

    PAPER
    16"x16" $ 225
    22"x22" $ 420
    30"X30" $ 780

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    600,600
    Not For Sale
  • JAMES BALDWIN
    Original produced in 1976; oil on canvas, 17"x14"

       In 1976, at age twenty-five Braldt had already built a business as a free-lance illustrator in Rotterdam. Good commissions were starting to come his way. He was contracted by Avenue Magazine, Holland’s classiest publication at the time, to paint a portrait of James Baldwin. The magazine was publishing a major profile about this American author and playwright, who in the 1960s was an outspoken leader in the civil rights movement.
         The portrait was used as a full-page illustration leading into the story. While this portrait was just the kind of assignment Braldt was looking for, he was only paid 250 gilders, which translated to about 125 US dollars. This was a pivotal moment in his young career. “I knew then that if I wanted to earn a good living at what I loved to do, I needed to look to horizons beyond The Netherlands.”

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    17"x14" $ 240
    22"x18" $ 400

    PAPER
    17"x14" $ 210
    22"x18" $ 345

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    477,600
    Not For Sale
  • GIVE AND TAKE
    Original produced in 2009; oil on panel, 10"x10"


    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16" $ 260
    22"x22" $ 490
    30"x30" $ 910

    PAPER
    16"x16" $ 225
    22"x22" $ 420
    30"X30" $ 780

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    574,576
    Not For Sale
  • BRAIN OF THE CENTURY
    Original produced in 1999 for "Der Spiegel" magazine; oil on panel, 16"x12"

         In 1999, with the millennium on its way out, Der Spiegel featured Albert Einstein in their last issue of the year, of the millennium. Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist and humanist, redefined the Universe for us, bending time as well as relativizing reality.
         He also had a sense of humor about his theories. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” And as for relativity, “ When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”
         Einstein came to feel that there was extraordinary intelligence behind the workings of the Universe, and was a life-long pacifist who abhorred war. After Einstein’s death in 1955 his brain was autopsied, and it was discovered that it had an unusually large portion of “glial” cells in the region that synthesizes information. And Einstein’s brain lacked a particular kind of wrinkle found in most humans, which allowed his neurons to communicate better with each other. This portrait of Einstein eventually became the signature image used in the publicity for Der Spiegel’s traveling exhibition titled “The Art of Der Spiegel”.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist.
    OF NOTE: Our prints do not include the written material seen on this image.
    State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x15" $ 305
    24"x18" $ 435

    PAPER
    16"x12" $ 260
    24"x18" $ 375

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    456,600
    Not For Sale
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