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(Canoe)   Rockwell painting fetches $2.8M at Chicago auction. You see? There *is* somebody watching him   (cnews.canoe.ca) divider line 39
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2012-12-02 10:33:07 AM  
My favorite art auction in Chicago Link
 
2012-12-02 11:38:45 AM  
...and he gets no privacy.
 
2012-12-02 11:43:23 AM  
i1079.photobucket.com 
+1 subby
 
2012-12-02 11:51:27 AM  
People only like this guy's paintings because he's Berry Gordy's son.
 
2012-12-02 11:52:10 AM  
http://www.susanins.com/images/c116.png

Is auction image of painting in question
 
2012-12-02 12:43:42 PM  
+1
 
2012-12-02 12:45:15 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: http://www.susanins.com/images/c116.png

Is auction image of painting in question


That painting is just asking to be shopped.
 
2012-12-02 12:46:30 PM  
Hahaha subby!

I always liked Norman Rockwell.
 
2012-12-02 12:48:50 PM  
Rockwell painting.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-12-02 12:48:56 PM  
Norman Rockwell never considered himself an artist. He thought if himself as an illustrator. He felt artist had meaning, emotions in their work. He was just trying to tell stories.

Look at this picture, and tell me he wasn't an artist:ametia.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-02 12:50:16 PM  

Blushing Wall Flower: Hahaha subby!

I always liked Norman Rockwell.


Likewise. I'd somehow never seen that painting, though. Very cool to see a new one.
 
2012-12-02 12:53:07 PM  
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2012-12-02 12:57:08 PM  

treesloth: Blushing Wall Flower: Hahaha subby!

I always liked Norman Rockwell.

Likewise. I'd somehow never seen that painting, though. Very cool to see a new one.



Me too. And I've never seen this particular painting either. It's pretty funny.
 
2012-12-02 01:02:44 PM  
I love that headline.
 
2012-12-02 01:02:56 PM  
...the IRS?
 
2012-12-02 01:10:28 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Norman Rockwell: Look at this picture, and tell me he wasn't an artist:


Yes, he can elicit feelings.

www.posterlovers.com
 
2012-12-02 01:11:55 PM  

There *is* somebody watching him


"The brother should have had someone watching his CAREER."
 
2012-12-02 01:14:08 PM  
www.artsbma.org

The Birmingham Museum of Art has a Norman Rockwell's America exhibit going on through 06 January. I saw it yesterday before the SEC Championship Game while the museum was less crowded (the Rockwell exhibit had a handful of patrons - there was no one in the other exhibits). I highly recommend seeing it to anyone in the area.

Bring your earbuds for your smartphone for the audio portion of the tour. They'll sell you a throwaway pair for a dollar if you forget, but you'll probably be much happier with your own.



/ csb
 
2012-12-02 01:14:49 PM  
If you like Rockwell i highly recommend this book.
ecx.images-amazon.com
Link
 
2012-12-02 01:22:47 PM  
I agree tha the Rockwell exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art is excellent.

I'd be willing to be Ross Perot bought the painting in Chicago. He has a great collection.
 
2012-12-02 01:25:55 PM  
Nothing is obscure on Fark...except for that headline, subby. I only got it because I'm a 48 year old geezer. Then again, I guess Fark is populated with old geezers.
 
2012-12-02 01:40:53 PM  

MerelyFoolish: I agree that the Rockwell exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art is excellent.

I'd be willing to be Ross Perot bought the painting in Chicago. He has a great collection.


Or Ann Walton. Crystal Bridges has a Rockwell exhibition upcoming next March and is the current home of "Rosie the Riveter" among other Rockwells.
 
2012-12-02 01:55:57 PM  
what was the deal with the mailman's hand at the end of that music video? i was a kid and never understood it.
 
2012-12-02 01:57:32 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: http://www.susanins.com/images/c116.png

Is auction image of painting in question


I'll bet the price raised some eyebrows.
 
2012-12-02 01:59:27 PM  
It must have been the Obscene Phone Caller.
 
2012-12-02 02:10:45 PM  
A later entry for Headline of the Year? Great jorb, Subby!

clipperbox: what was the deal with the mailman's hand at the end of that music video? i was a kid and never understood it.


I think he was just making a statement about how great it was that the Post Office hired veterans, even disabled ones. Who said music videos can't have a good message?
 
2012-12-02 02:21:15 PM  
loove snackwell

www.crowdbuds.com
 
2012-12-02 03:09:31 PM  

Tellingthem: If you like Rockwell i highly recommend this book.
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]
Link


Wow, thanks for the link and Christmas shopping help! *thumbsup*
 
2012-12-02 05:54:53 PM  
+1 Well-played!
 
2012-12-02 06:08:49 PM  
Classic Americana.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-02 06:38:40 PM  
Maybe him and Bebop will finally be able to catch those turtles for Shredder.
 
2012-12-02 07:39:27 PM  
Great cover version of a Beatles classic. Link
 
2012-12-02 08:09:57 PM  

clipperbox: what was the deal with the mailman's hand at the end of that music video? i was a kid and never understood it.


that the mailman really was a supernatural freak and he wasn't hallucinating the whole thing after all?
 
2012-12-02 09:26:46 PM  

Nem Wan: Classic Americana.
[i.imgur.com image 499x750]


Well that was a WTH moment...I have almost exactly the same fridge in my house. Mine is the version that has the "condiment door" on the front of the fridge side, but otherwise it's exactly the same. It's not working anymore, I just have it taking up space in the dining room until I can find the time to take it to the recycler.
 
2012-12-02 10:01:35 PM  
Bravo, Subby.

And, since there's still no 'Out the Subby' button, you've still got your privacy.
 
2012-12-02 11:05:44 PM  
Plus one subby ! Nice
 
2012-12-02 11:47:27 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 400x400] 
+1 subby


Well played. Well played.
 
2012-12-03 11:10:19 AM  
Ah Norman, you ol' pervert, yet adored by millions.

Check out that 'Ice Cream Shop' drawing and tell me that there isn't a whole lot of disturbing subtext going on. (Hint: The clerk is not really smelling the flower...)
 
2012-12-03 12:19:57 PM  

Nem Wan: Classic Americana.
[i.imgur.com image 499x750]


the black kid has to get his water from the sink - classic
 
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