How much are Rolf Harris paintings worth?


ROLF HARRIS fell out of favor in 2014 when he was sentenced to more than five years in prison for sexual assault.

Before that, he had enjoyed a 60-year-long career as a performer and performer.


Rolf Harris has been commissioned to paint an oil portrait of the Queen at Buckingham Palace for her 80th birthday.Credit: Getty Images

How many paintings does Rolf Harris have?

Rolf Harris became a household name for his music and television career which began in the 1960s.

He had a number one Christmas in the UK with Two Little Boys and performed at the Glastonbury Festival several times.

However, his artistic work has not been forgotten.

He rose to fame in the 1970s for his BBC shows where he applied paint to a large canvas with a large brush.

Viewers would try to guess the image which would often look like a mess of paint.

The image gradually emerged as he spoke his catchphrase “Can you still tell what it is?”

The Australian artist has had paintings exhibited in galleries and he had the honor of painting the Queen at Buckingham Palace for her 80th birthday.

His oil portrait of Her Majesty took him two months to unveil at Buckingham Palace in 2005.

How much are Rolf Harris paintings worth?

Harris’ paintings appeared to plummet in value after he was convicted as a sex offender in 2014.

Following his conviction, the indicative price of his art would have decreased to more than half of its previous value.

In 2016, an English auction house sold a Harris painting that was originally worth £45,000, for just £7,500.

Many collectors of his work rushed to try to change their art after a jury found him guilty of 12 counts of sexual abuse.

An eBay seller has listed one of his paintings for £899 in 2021 – far less than it was possibly worth eight years ago

However, in 2017 a collector sold a Harris painting for £125,000.

The painting was called ‘Bus at Trafalgar’ and it was thought the collector bought it for £90,000.

This £125,000 listing was unusual, however, with the majority of his works selling on eBay for between £500 and £1,650.

Where is Rolf Harris now?

In October 2022, Harris is said to be “critically ill” battling neck cancer and receiving round-the-clock care.

He lives on a rural estate in Bray, Berkshire.

His health is said to have “rapidly declined” in 2019 and deteriorated further after the death of his poodle in 2022.

His neighbor, Portia Wooderson, said the Australian entertainer was “really attached” to his dog, Bumble, and the poodle’s sudden death “hit him really hard”.

Reports say the 92-year-old is being fed through a tube and unable to speak.

He lives with his wife, Alwen Hughes, who is battling the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

The couple have lived in their Berkshire home since Harris was released from prison in 2017, after serving three years on 12 counts of sexual assault.

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Upon his release from prison, his lawyer read a statement written by Harris: “I am 87 years old, my wife is in poor health and we just want to spend the time we have left together.”

The disgraced artist has not spoken publicly since his release from prison.


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