Wednesday, 2 October 2013

New - Paintings for Sale

Art lovers, Rock n Rollers, Art Rockers, and Lovers of The Rollers. (Shang a lang.) It is that time of year when my garret can no longer house any more of my fearsome (some say frightful) daubings. So, I make them available to you, the good people of God's internet. First off: a Walton On Thames Quartet, featuring Gene Vincent, Nick Lowe, and Jimmy Pursey. All the original paintings used in the Rock And Roll Animals CD and vinyl artwork. Making up the holistic number '4' is Kent Walton, this splodge is the original painting used in the almost famous 'Nine And A Half Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling...'
Furthermore, I can offer four more original paintings featured in the artwork of the North Sea Scrolls CD (and furious cake): 'Hawkwind Ascending Over Ladbroke Grove in Their Balloon...'; 'Enoch Powell Space Poet'; 'John Pilger' and 'Martin Cahill' (looking a bit like Alan McGee).
So fun-seeking art types, I wish you - happy bidding.

Paintings will be sent via first class mail/airmail within 7 days of payment.


GENE VINCENT


Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. Acrylic on canvas. 30cm x 40cm. Signed by the artist.


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NICK LOWE

Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. Acrylic on canvas. 30cm x 40cm. Signed by the Artist.


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JIMMY PURSEY


Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. Acrylic on canvas. 30cm x 40cm. Signed by the artist.


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KENT WALTON

Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. Acrylic on canvas. 30cm x 40cm. Signed by the artist.



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HAWKWIND

Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. Acrylic on canvas. 30cm x 40cm. Signed by the artist.


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ENOCH POWELL

Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. Acrylic on canvas. 30cm x 40cm. Signed by the artist.


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JOHN PILGER

Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. 30cm x 40cm. Acrylic on canvas. Signed by the artist.


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MARTIN CAHILL

Original painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. 30cm x 40cm. Acrylic on canvas. Signed by the artist.



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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Catweazle 'Bonus Painting'

'Catweazle In Bathing Suit.' Acrylic On Canvas. 24cm x 30 cm. Original Painting By Luke Haines. Edition 1 0f 1. Signed By The Artist.

Catweazle, Catweazle, so good they named him once. Not quite. Catweazle, so good I painted him twice. This early version, a 'protoweazle', didn't make the Grapple Calendar. There he stands, Sickert like, in the blue gloom and attired in bathing suit. This is why I have called this cheeky number 'Catweazle In Bathing Suit.' Good that. There are flaws, let's be honest. But flaws are good, flaws are what 'it's' all about. The canon, say of the Pink Fairies is flawed. The catalogue of Brian Eno, say, is less flawed. Thus, without a map or a compass I have proved that the Pink Fairies are better than Brian Eno. Does Brian Eno ever think about Catweazle? He does not. But you will, you will, as you ponder whether to spend your hard-earned on this delightful canvas. Proving in the process that you are better than Brian Eno.




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Friday, 10 February 2012

Marc 'Rollerball' Rocco/Klondyke Kate paintings - SOLD OUT



Mark 'Rollerball' Rocco - Original painting by Luke Haines. 24 by 30cm. Acrylic On Canvas. Edition 1 of 1. Signed By The Artist.

Ah Rollerball, scourge of my fevered, youthful, imagination. What were you? A demented Viet Nam vet? A violent porno moustache man? A crazy yank? No. You were none of these. You were in fact a man from Bradford. A very hard man from Bradford. One helluva 'baddie' and one helluva fighter. In my song 'Inside the restless mind of Rollerball Rocco' our hero has a kind of Willard/Kurtz one on one session in Les Kellets' acrid transport cafe. Look at this painting. Gasp at the 3D spittle on Rollerballs lips. Tremble at the words 'Liver Sausage', painted with real silver paint. This painting could be your gateway into - the restless mind of Rollerball Rocco.

THIS HAS NOW SOLD, THANK YOU



Klondyke Kate - Original Painting By Luke Haines. 24 by 30cm. Acrylic On Canvas. Edition 1 of 1. Signed By The Artist.

'Ooh get you' you sneer. 'Did yer old fella treat you to a new do at the 'airdressers?' you sneer some more.
Except you don't. Because the lustrous barnet you have just scoffed at belongs to Klondyke Kate. One of the most fearsome ladies of grapple. And KK could pull yer ears off and stuff them between two slices of white bread, before you can say 'Liver Sausage Sandwich.' Touch the hair, marvel at the lurid purples. Painted with real purple paint. Fear everything. Fear nothing. Fear Kate. No, don't fear Kate, own her in acrylics.



THIS HAS NOW SOLD, THANK YOU

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Catweazle - Last in Wrestling Paintings Series


Catweazle - 'False Teeth'


Acrylic on canvas. 24x30cm. Painting by Luke Haines. Edition 1 of 1. Signed.
Catweazle - in Heaven. Gary 'Catweazle' Cooper, based his act upon a children's TV character.
Catweazle (the wrestler) didn't much look like Catweazle ( the children's telly wizard) but who the
hell cared. With his sack cloth and long lank hair Catweazle was the closest thing to a real
psychedelic wrestler. Now, everyone needs a gimmick and the 'Weazle had two. A plastic frog
that he'd fanny around with, (much to the irritation of his opponents) and false teeth, that would
invariably get knocked out of his mouth. Gasp at the streaks of silver paint that make up Catweazle's
amazing hair. Marvel at his fulsome beard. I painted this to a soundtrack of 'Wild Eyed Boy From
Freecloud,' that sort of thing. Catweazle - we miss you.

ALL PAINTINGS NOW SOLD, THANK YOU.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Big Daddy/ Jim Breaks - Wrestle Paintings for Sale

Big Daddy - 'Rock 2'


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30cm. Painting by Luke Haines. 1 of 1.
Shirley Crabtree - in Heaven. The undisputed people's favourite. Started wrestling in the '50s. Retired. Then came back in the 1970s as the beloved Big Daddy. Apparently the first man to unmask Nagasaki. Here, Big Daddy stands beneath the legend  'Rock 2.' Rock 2 is Daddy's favourite pre-set on the Casio VL Tone. The Casio VL tone is the people's keyboard, and Big Daddy is the people's wrestler. Religions are founded on less than this.

THIS HAS NOW SOLD, THANK YOU.


Jim Breaks - 'Cry Baby'

Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30cm. Painting by Luke Haines. 1 of 1.
Jim Breaks is a hard man. A hard man who does not like his ears being touched. If you do touch them he will cry. Then he will go berserk and hurt you very badly. When I was working on this painting, I felt that the likeness to Jim Breaks was so true, that I thought it might come alive, and that is why I have put two crosses over the ears. To remind myself not to touch Jim Breaks' ears. If you become the owner of this painting, you too will be glad that the crosses are there...there to remind you. 'Not to touch the ears.'

THIS HAS NOW SOLD, THANK YOU.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Wrestle Paintings For Sale - SOLD OUT




These are the original canvases I painted for the 'Luke Haines 1978 Grapple Calendar' - part of the CD packaging for '91/2 Psychedelic Meditations...' album. I'd quite like to keep them all, but I don't have room, I am hanging on to 2 paintings  - Catweazle, and Rollerball Rocco, and the remaining 10 are available for purchase here. These are all originals, each of the paintings is an edition: 1 of 1. There are no copies. I will put two paintings up for sale a day, they will remain up until they are sold. All paintings are signed.

All paintings are £175.00 inc. Post and packing in the UK. Europe + £8.00 p&p. USA + £14.00 p&p


1/ Dickie Davies. 24cm x 30cm. Acrylic on Canvas. Painting by Luke Haines. 1 of 1.
Title: 'Grapple Fans'
Dickie 'The Eyes' Davies,  Captain Willard to Giant Haystacks Colonel Kurtz, perhaps? Maybe. Not really. Sir Dick of Eyes - the housewives favourite. And, like the Mona Lisa, or The Laughing Cavalier (or Laughing Gnome?) those 'eyes' just seem to follow you around the room. So, art lovers, just imagine your very own Dickie Davies, on your living room wall, looking at you, forever.



THIS HAS NOW SOLD, THANK YOU.


2/ Kendo Nagasaki. 24cm x 30 cm. Acrylic on canvas. Painting by Luke Haines. 1 of 1.
Title 'Nagasaki Nightmare'
Kendo Nagasaki, the masked man's masked man. Feel the powers of Nagasaki, mystical, esoteric, the force. Kendo - a wizard and a true star.






THIS HAS NOW SOLD, THANK YOU.