Posts Tagged: Norman Rockwell

How Anna Whistler Became Norma Bates

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Through June 22 the Norton Simon Museum is showing three magnificent paintings from the Musée d’Orsay. One of them—James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1… More ›

Preview: The George Lucas Collection

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“Did you hear about the George Lucas collection? Everyone who knows the slightest thing about art says it’s JUNK!” That chatter was the backdrop to Lucas’ search for a home for… More ›

Oscar Quiz Answer: Jennifer Jones

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The quiz asked what local museum director won an Oscar. In 1944 Jennifer Jones won Best Actress for The Song of Bernadette. Twenty-seven years later she married industrialist and art collector Norton… More ›

How Bad Is “The Monuments Men”?

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Everyone is sharing links to Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott’s scorched-earth review of George Clooney’s film of The Monuments Men. Writes Kennicott, “Norman Rockwell… More ›

Quote of the Day: George Lucas

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“’There’s nothing wrong with replicating old architecture,’ Mr. Lucas said. ‘Basically all of Washington is a mimic of the past.’ “Mr. Lucas’s spokesman, David… More ›

Avant-Garde and Kitsch in Laguna Beach

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Here is Norman Rockwell‘s folksy satire of Jackson Pollock (The Connoisseur, 1962) as interpreted by this year’s Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Consider it Clement… More ›

Kinkade Museum: Like Getty, Norton Simon?

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In a probate filing Thomas Kinkade’s girlfriend Amy Pinto-Walsh described the mall artist’s intention to establish his own museum along the lines of those founded by J. Paul Getty, Norton… More ›

Who’s Afraid of “Five Car Stud”?

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You know times have changed when Five Car Stud has a Facebook page. Once upon a time, the Ed Kienholz installation was the unspeakable sensation of Documenta 5 (1972) in Kassel, Germany. Housed in an… More ›