Monday, 31 March 2014

Norman Rockwell

There's a wonderful exhibition (and sale) of original, signed Norman Rockwell prints at the moment at Anagama Gallery in the antiques district (until 6 April). The gallery is located in the former court and prison which I had shown you here. Above, Rockwell's famous triple self-portrait.

Il y a une fabuleuse expo (et vente) de lithographies originales signées de Norman Rockwell à la galerie Anagama jusqu'au 6 avril. La galerie se trouve dans l'hôtel du Bailliage, que je vous montrais ici en vous narrant l'histoire des lieux. Ci-dessus, le fameux triple autoportrait de l'artiste.







'April's fool'.

Left: 'the stock exchange'; Right: 'dreamboats'

Left: 'Extra good boys and girls" and right, lamps by glass blower Nicolas Sartor.

VDP would like to thank Galerie Anagama for its lovely welcome.
VDP remercie la galerie pour son très agréable accueil.

25 comments:

Olivier said...

genial cette expo, je suis fan de Norman Rockwell

Sylvia K said...

These are terrific, Ciel! Thanks for sharing, just the bright spot needed on a junky, gray, stormy day!!

Revrunner said...

I have a hard enough time with portraits, much less triple portraits.

Michelle said...

He was such a talented artist!

Jack said...

Rockwell was lightly regarded during his life, but these days his illustrations are highly thought of. He had a home in western Massachusetts, where there is a wonderful museum devoted to his work. The show in Versailles must have been great fun!

William Kendall said...

Hiw work is strongly character based, certainly.

That triple portrait shot reminds me of a parody shot where instead of a mirror, he's looking at an oncoming train coming at him.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

As close as I will get to those are the magazine covers that he did. People bad mouthed him for years saying that he wasn't an artist but I always admired his work.

Barbara Farr said...

Very nice. I have a print that I purchased at the museum he and his wife started in Stockbridge, MA.

Bergson said...

je l'avais découvert avec la chanson d'Eddy Mitchell
j'adore

Stuart said...

I should have saved all those old Saturday Evening Posts !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love Rockwell's work, would love to see this exhibition Ciel, wonder if it will ever make its way to Perth! As for the lamps.. j'adore, would have one in a flash if it was possible :)

Tanya Breese said...

i love norman rockwell!

Lowell said...

Rockwell was one of my heroes when I was a wee lad. I loved his paintings. In fact, at one time my parents paid for me to join something I believe was called the Rockwell Art Institute and I got a bunch of books showing how to draw and paint. I wish I still had them.

Your're fortunate to have such an exhibition. Did you buy anything?

Lowell said...

P.S. I think I'm going to call La Cuisine and ask why they're flying the Dutch flag...that's crazy!

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic collection, I especially like the triple self portrait!

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful works. Years ago, I flew to Washington DC specifically to see an exhibit of Rockwell's works. It was well worth the trip.

PS. I like those lamps.

VP said...

An interesting exhibition, we don't see much Norman Rockwell around. I really like his triple self-portrait.

Halcyon said...

Norman Rockwells are classics! Love that you were able to photograph and share these with us.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The glass lamps are most excellent.

RedPat said...

His work is so wonderful! Love those lamps!

Karl Demetz said...

Oh wonderful, I like the triple self-portrait!

Loree said...

Very interesting paintings. I really like the self-portrait. It's very original.

Diane AZ said...

What a delightful exhibit! Rockwell's self-portrait has always been a favorite. Love those whimsical lamps too.

Small City Scenes said...

Wasn't he a delight. MB

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Rockwell has been a favorite of ours since our childhood years. When Mike and I married, each year at Christmastime, my mother would give us a Christmas ornament with a Rockwell illustration on it. Such stories he could tell with his illustrations! We enjoyed several wall calendars depicting his work over the years, as well.

~Lindy