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   Rockwell painting fetches $2.8M at Chicago auction. You see? There *is* somebody watching him

02 Dec 2012 12:40 PM   |   4990 clicks   |   Canoe
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mikemoto    [TotalFark]  
My favorite art auction in Chicago Link

02 Dec 2012 10:33 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
...and he gets no privacy.

02 Dec 2012 11:38 AM
PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
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+1 subby

02 Dec 2012 11:43 AM
JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  
People only like this guy's paintings because he's Berry Gordy's son.

02 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
Because People in power are Stupid     
http://www.susanins.com/images/c116.p ng

Is auction image of painting in question

02 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
Teflon Billy     
+1

02 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
Robert1966     

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

Is auction image of painting in question


That painting is just asking to be shopped.

02 Dec 2012 12:45 PM
Blushing Wall Flower    [TotalFark]  
Hahaha subby!

I always liked Norman Rockwell.

02 Dec 2012 12:46 PM
Loucifer     
Rockwell painting.

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02 Dec 2012 12:48 PM
Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  
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:
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02 Dec 2012 12:48 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.

02 Dec 2012 12:50 PM
JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
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02 Dec 2012 12:53 PM
b0rg9     

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.

02 Dec 2012 12:57 PM
armor helix     
I love that headline.

02 Dec 2012 01:02 PM
DrZiffle     
...the IRS?

02 Dec 2012 01:02 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  

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


Yes, he can elicit feelings.

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02 Dec 2012 01:10 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

There *is* somebody watching him


"The brother should have had someone watching his CAREER."

02 Dec 2012 01:11 PM
maxx2112     
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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

02 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  
If you like Rockwell i highly recommend this book.
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Link

02 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
MerelyFoolish     
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.

02 Dec 2012 01:22 PM
The Southern Dandy     
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.

02 Dec 2012 01:25 PM
Dented Ford     

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.

02 Dec 2012 01:40 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.

02 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
shark72     

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

Is auction image of painting in question


I'll bet the price raised some eyebrows.

02 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
Archimedes' Principal     
It must have been the Obscene Phone Caller.

02 Dec 2012 01:59 PM
Mega Steve     
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?

02 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
loove snackwell

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02 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
b0rg9     

Tellingthem: If you like Rockwell i highly recommend this book.
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Link


Wow, thanks for the link and Christmas shopping help! *thumbsup*

02 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
shivashakti     
+1 Well-played!

02 Dec 2012 05:54 PM
Nem Wan     
Classic Americana.
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02 Dec 2012 06:08 PM
Raging Thespian    [TotalFark]  
Maybe him and Bebop will finally be able to catch those turtles for Shredder.

02 Dec 2012 06:38 PM
mikemoto    [TotalFark]  
Great cover version of a Beatles classic. Link

02 Dec 2012 07:39 PM
arashinogarou     

Nem Wan: Classic Americana.
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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.

02 Dec 2012 09:26 PM
Staffist    [TotalFark]  
Bravo, Subby.

And, since there's still no 'Out the Subby' button, you've still got your privacy.

02 Dec 2012 10:01 PM
Mr Miracle     
Plus one subby ! Nice

02 Dec 2012 11:05 PM
ciberido     

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


Well played. Well played.

02 Dec 2012 11:47 PM
ObscureNameHere     
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...)

03 Dec 2012 11:10 AM
bongmiester    [TotalFark]  

Nem Wan: Classic Americana.
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the black kid has to get his water from the sink - classic

03 Dec 2012 12:19 PM
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