A Labor of Love
Artist Bradley J. Parrish's beautiful painting titled 'Cosette' was inspired by writer Victor Hugo’s masterpiece 'Les Miserables'. This moving portrait of her which he completed in 1994 has been loved all these years by so many. For Parrish this powerful and moving portrait of Cosette that he had envisioned had everything to do with her beautiful face and little or nothing to do with the the rest of her. Detail for the rest of the piece for Parrish was of no value when completing this painting in 1994.
Parrish Brings Cosette Home To Paris
Brad Parrish who is is very selective as to whom he licenses his images to was recently contacted by renowned French producer Philippe Barreau and his partner Magda Hadnagy of CITYPROD in France wishing to licenses his image of Cosette for their new European production of Victor Hugo's masterpiece 'Les Miserables. . Having fallen in love with Brad's vision of Cosette and the feeling she evokes, Philippe contacted Brad wanting specifically to use his painting of Cosette as their key image in their upcoming production of Les Miserables en Concert which begins its tour in Paris. For more information on CITYPROD and their upcoming production of Les Miserable en Concert as it becomes available you may go to www.lesmiserablesenconcert.com. To view Bradley J. Parrish's painting of Cosette, Click here.
The Creation of Adam
Celebrating the Release of this Limited Edition Print on This Day 30 Years Ago
It was 30 years ago today that 500 signed and numbered limited prints were produced of this piece and released to the public. These prints are the only surviving images of the original painted by Artist Bradley J. Parrish in 1973 at the age of 15. It is the only image that has ever been reproduced of the original which was damaged and then stolen in the mid 1980's. It has never been seen again nor has it ever surfaced since. The Vatican in Rome has one of these reproductions from this edition in their archives to forever protect this image from ever being lost so that future generations can look upon this piece in awe at what this artist envisioned at the age of 15 when he painted it.
The artist was going through storage looking for an original oil and found instead in an old locked crate several signed and numbered pieces that had been set aside from this the edition of 500 prints and also a few from the artist edition on this run. Brad is going to make these pieces available for sale only here on his website. Brad also found the extras unsigned and numbered prints on this edition which would serve to be used to replace pieces where mistakes might be made in numbering the piece or if there was a printer flaw in the run etc. their never was which says a lot for our printer and for the artist numbering these 500 pieces.
The secondary market prices on this piece over the years have been very strong to say the least. We have never seen it for sale on the secondary market except one were it was available through a collector who posted an add for it in a Art & Antiques magazine national publication of in the early 1990's saying "Must Sell", they were asking for $5,000.00. Brad say's "If there is one print i cannot be without in my home, it is this one. 30 plus years ago I painted something that forever changed my life. It is a part of my life that gave me self worth and better understanding and appreciation of life itself. I believe it was at this time and place in my life at 15 years old that I began my life as I know it today."
The ARC International Salon COMPETITION select's Parrish Original in 2016
The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world has chosen my painting titled "Still Water" in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition as a finalist to be included in their soon to be published international catalog. This year they had 1,006 finalist works by 640 artists from 63 countries, representing 32% of works submitted. The thousands of artist's that enter this international competition bring forth great works of art that inspire us all. The best of the best are featured in this catalog. For additional information on this piece view the "Latest Works Gallery".
Three of Brad’s Latest Works Chosen in International 2014/2015 Art Competition
Three of Brad’s paintings have been chosen from over 2500 entries worldwide to be featured in the 2014/2015 Art Renewal Center or “ARC” international Salon catalog. Several of Brad’s works have taken top honors on two separate other occasions over the years when he had entered this competition which also showcased his work in previous ARC Salons international competition catalogs as well, works such as “Passing Showers”, “Whispers of Love” and “Creation of Heaven & Earth” which sold for $200,000.00.
The three recent Parrish paintings that were chosen by this year’s panel of judges to be showcased in this years catalog are shown above, (Left) is the “Creation of Heaven & Earth II”, in the (Center) is his painting titled "Creation" and to the (Right) is his Plein Air painting titled “Cedar in Silhouette”. These paintings can be viewed in the "Latest Works Gallery" and or in the" Available Originals Gallery".