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  1. Tamara Bronaugh

    Hello! I have found a large litho that you did called ” Hello. Goodbye”. Really nice. Haunting. The reason I am contacting you on this is that on the bottom left corner where you would normally find the numbers ex: (125/250). there are only the letters HC. Could you tell me what that means? Thank you very much. I am a student and learning art. Is there a story behind this drawing? Thank you for your time.
    Tamara

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      Charles Lynn Bragg

      Hello Tamara,
      I am so sorry it took me so long to notice your comment on my website. “Hello, Goodbye” is an etching. HC stands for “House Copy”, which is the copy of the print that I would normally keep so that I can compare subsequent prints to that one to check for quality. I must have sold all my other prints of that image and so I sold the “HC”. I haven’t printed any more of them since then, which was sometime in the 1970s. The image was inspired by a photo that I came across of someone waving from a window, behind some curtains. I found it odd that the person was reaching out at the same time as they were hiding themselves. Again, sorry for the delayed response.
      Chick

  2. Jan Putnam / Los Angeles, CA

    Hello Chick,

    I accidentally came across your website while beginning to research one of your early works of art that I own. What a fascinating creative life and career you have had in the many intervening years since I purchased a piece of your artwork
    as a young girl in 1974.

    I am a few months older than you are and now approaching that stage in life where I have to downsize my living space and therefore possessions, including many dear ones. One of those I am contemplating parting with is your piece, as well as, coincidentally, a serigraph (?) by your father Charles entitled “The Third Day” which I acquired about the same time. I was SO sorry to learn that he very recently passed away. Please accept my condolences.

    The reason I am contacting you is that I have very scant information on your piece and am wondering if you might possibly be able to add to the info I have. I believe it is a limited edition etching. It is pencil signed (actually name ‘CHICK BRAGG’ is in block letters rather than cursive) & numbered 30/60. Subject matter is a female nude sitting by a pond with her form reflected in the pond but with her face turned away from view. Size of the printed image is very close to 12” high X 9” wide. I don’t know if the piece had a title. If you can’t recall the work, I can send you a photo of it framed.

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      Charles Lynn Bragg

      Hello Jan,

      I remember that etching very well. It has a lot of different kinds of leaves, some trees,plus rocks and the reflecting pond. The woman is semi-reclining, her face turned away from us and her body reflected in the water. I still have the first and second state prints of the developing image. The entire edition of 60 was not printed completely. I believe I stopped printing that one in the mid 30s/60. It was one of my earliest etchings and before I started keeping systemized records for the editions. I can’t find any other information in my files or inventory. I hope that fills in some of the details for you. Thank you for that purchase 43 years ago. Is there anything else you would like to know?

  3. Arthur

    I have a framed lithograph of “Last Oasis”, number VIII/XXX that I bought in California 20 some odd years ago. I live in Arizona and I love this work very much. However, over the years quite a bit of dust and grime has built up under the glass. What, if anything should I do to clean it? Thank you.

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      Charles Lynn Bragg

      Hello Arthur,
      First of all, thank you for your interest in my art. The frame should have keep dust and grime away from the print. I would recommend taking the art out of the frame and use a loop or magnifying glass to see what kind of dirt is on the print. Maybe you can just blow it away or use a very soft brush to lightly brush it away. If it is something smeared on the print that would be harder to clean or make disappear. Whatever you do, do not get it wet to clean it. If it is a pencil mark, a soft rubber eraser might do the trick. It is very important to know what the marks are in order to clean them. And what ever you do try to clean it with, use a light touch, just enough to do the job and nothing more. That is the only advice I can give without seeing the print myself. Good luck, Chick Bragg

  4. Audrey S. Paskell

    Good evening Charles,

    I have your beautiful Mona Lisa with the COA and am a bit confused. I know so very much about art but have not came across this one until now, needing to understand. I know that normally a Giclee is a print but on my COA it states Hand Signed Original Acrylic Painting at the very top of the COA and then in the bottom part of the COA it states Medium: Giclee on Canvas, Edition GP 1/50. Can you please explain this to me. If possible can you please also share with me how you came about painting our precious Monda Lisa? Thank you so very much for your beautiful art and sharing it with me and the world. Sincerely, Audrey S. Paskell

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      Charles Lynn Bragg

      Hello Audrey,
      The Certificate of Authenticity you describe IS confusing. First of all, the original is an oil painting on canvas and I would not have signed a COA saying that is an acrylic painting on canvas. Secondly, that original painting is still in my studio. Can you email a copy of the COA to me at ? Could you tell me who handed you that COA and from whom did you buy the signed limited edition. I would like to know if this was an honest mistake or something else.

      “Mondo Lisa” is part of a series called “Earth Icons”. I have given famous works of art a makeover to address the issues the 21st century. Leonardo da Vincy’s “Mona Lisa” is one of the most famous and easily recognizable paintings in the History of Art. Da Vincy was a scientist and made drawings of weather, clouds and imagined arial views of river-valleys and storm systems. I chose to paint “Mona Lisa” with a satellite view of Earth and the places of where Leonardo lived because I wanted to give him this glorious perspective that would have brightened his already enlightened eyes. I also wanted to convey a sense of our place in space, a tiny “blue marble” spinning in infinity. I also chose to paint Mona because she seemed impossible to duplicate. Other Artists that I have already included in my Earth Icons series are Warhol, Dali, Matisse, Magritte, Man Ray, Lichtenstein, Van Gogh, Munch and Norman Rockwell. I hope that answers your questions. Feel free to ask more. Sincerely, Chick

      1. Audrey S. Paskell

        Good morning Chick, My sincerest apologies for the late reply. I had no idea you had responded to me. I have copies of the COA as well as the Painting I have purchased. If you would be so kind as to tell me how and where I can upload the pictures I would be happy to send them to you. I have now noticed I can check the box for notification of new posts by email and have checked that box. If you like you cal also email me personally to my email address and I can upload the pictures to you directly through email. Please let me know and whatever your preference is fine with me. Thank you so much for getting back to me. God Bless, Audrey S. Paskell

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      Charles Lynn Bragg

      Hello Audrey,
      I have no idea why it would state that it is a “Hand Signed Original Acrylic Painting” at the top of the Certificate of Authenticity. I still have the painting in my studio and it is an oil painting on canvas and not signed yet. I don’t know how to explain that COA. Is my signature on that piece of paper? What else or who else is on that COA? Can you photograph the COA and send it directly to my email which is . I will tell you the background of “Mondo Lisa” in a later letter. Thanks and sorry for the confusion. I would like to know how that COA came about too.
      Chick

      1. Audrey S. Paskell

        Hi Chick,

        The COA states: hand signed original acrylic painting guaranteed as represented at the very top and then below the actual painting it states: Artist Charles Lynn Bragg, and below that states: Mondo Lisa (After Da Vinci) and below that states: Size 32″ x 24″ and then below that it states: Edition GP 1/50 and then below that it states: Medium Giclee on Canvas and then under that is signed by Claire Rosen, though not sure of the last letter on the last name, can’t much make that letter out, but is as the actual authenticater and directly under that has CJR Fine Arts, Authorize Signature and across from that is the date March 9, 2015, being the date of this beautiful work of art being authenticated and at the very bottom it has this piece is published by Art Traditions – Westlake Village California USA. Hoping this authenticates it as well as clears this part up for both of us. Please let me know Chick and I am still very willing to send you pictures of both the actual painting and the COA I have. Please give me an actual email address if you will and I will email you both the painting and the COA. I have no way of posting them here. Much appreciate it and again thank you Chick! Audrey S. Paskell

        1. Audrey S. Paskell

          Chick please email me directly at my private email address below so that I can email you back with the photos and the answer to your question as to how I came about it, hoping once we truly realize whether this is your work and hand signed by you we can talk more about the painting itself if we could! I would so appreciate that being a lover of all art and knowing fondly of all of the magnificent artist you named earlier. Hope to talk soon, Audrey

  5. Audrey S. Paskell

    Hi Chick, I sent you the pictures in your personal email with the actual pictures of the Mondo (Mona) Lisa Painting as well as the COA. Please let me know that you received it as well as whether you now recognize it as being your work, signature and any other information you can give me on it, i.,e., being an hand signed acrylic painting on canvas. I would really appreciate it and thank you so much. Audrey S. Paskell

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