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Stolen Norman Rockwell found

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Story in LA Times.

I didn't know he was a big Rockwell collector. He's had this one for some time, but when they discovered it was a stolen painting, they called the FBI.

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It belongs in a MUSEUM!!!!

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Actually this is the picture (assuming I uploaded it right).

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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have donated several of their Rockwell paintings and drawings for Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, which I took in today at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

It's fabulous.

The exhibition film that lays out the filmmakers' views of the artist was directed by DePalma scholar Laurent Bozereau.

Blake Gopnik, art critic for the Washington Post, didn't care for the exhibit:

America isn't about Rockwell's one-note image of it -- or anyone else's. This country is about a game-changing guarantee that equal room will be made for Latino socialists, disgruntled lesbian spinsters, foul-mouthed Jewish comics and even, dare I say it, for metrosexual half-Canadian art critics with a fondness for offal, spinets and kilts.

I don't want to live by the clich├ęs of a wan, Rockwellian America, and I don't admire pictures that suggest that all of us should. But I see why we need to look into how, in a world full of threats, so many of us have been soothed by their vision.

I am not unsympathetic to Gopnik's viewpoint, but man, I loved this exhibit. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I don't care. The images are wonderful.

Edited by Christian

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America isn't about Rockwell's one-note image of it -- or anyone else's. This country is about a game-changing guarantee that equal room will be made for Latino socialists, disgruntled lesbian spinsters, foul-mouthed Jewish comics and even, dare I say it, for metrosexual half-Canadian art critics with a fondness for offal, spinets and kilts

Grrrrrrr. I wish he'd afford equal room to some people he doesn't like!

Edited by David Smedberg

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Just noticing this thread (three years late), I must compliment Plot Device for Post #2. Very nice.

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